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Articles identify whether a noun is definite (specific or particular) or indefinite (general or unspecific). For this reason, articles are divided into two categories: the definite article, the, and the indefinite articles, a and an.
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1. a clause or section in a written document such as a treaty, contract, statute, etc.
2. in articles formerly, undergoing training, according to the terms of a written contract, in the legal profession

Article

 

(plural, goods), in civil law, a material object; the subject matter of the right of ownership and other property rights. The law, which establishes the legal treatment of various goods, ensures the owner the opportunity to possess, use, and dispose of an article to varying degrees.

Differences in the purposes of goods are the basis of their legal classification. From the legal standpoint, goods are divided into means of production and articles of consumption. (For example, in the USSR only small implements of production necessary to farm a personal plot, necessary to everyday life, and so forth can be the subjects of the right of personal property). Other categories include individually defined and consequently nonreplaceable goods (an automobile, a residence, and others) and goods defined by generic attributes (number, mass, measure), which are consequently replaceable (a ton of coal, a liter of oil); goods that can be divided into parts without losing their qualities (a liter of milk, a long loaf of bread) and indivisible goods (a gun or a stamp collection); consumable goods that are used once (food products and industrial raw materials) and nonconsumable goods that are used for long periods (a book or machine); and primary goods and accessories (for example, the key to a lock). Unless otherwise established by a contract, an accessory shares the fate of the primary article: the sale of a lock signifies the sale of the key, and the donation of a violin entails the transfer of the bow. Goods are also divided into those withdrawn from circulation, with which transactions cannot be made (in the USSR, the land, its interior, the forests, and water); goods that are restricted in circulation, which can be acquired with special permission (weapons, poisons, precious metals in raw form, ingots, and coin); and goods that are unrestricted in circulation.

E. G. POLONSKII


Article

 

(1) One of the main journalistic genres. The article interprets and analyzes an important event or series of events and presents logical summaries and conclusions affirming specific concepts and ideas. An article may be propagandistic, problem-oriented, critical, scientific, or scholarly. The party and soviet press has developed special types of articles, including directive articles and articles describing advanced achievements.

(2) A section of an official legal act or document, such as an article of a law or of an international treaty.

REFERENCE

Zhanry sovetskoi gazety. Moscow, 1972.

article

[′ärd·ə·kəl]
(invertebrate zoology)
A segment of an arthropod leg between two articulations.

article

1. A subdivision of a document.
2. In project specifications, the primary subdivision of the section, often further subdivided into paragraphs, subparagraphs, and clauses.
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A fact I learned from the article and not because I remembered my geography.
Well, Tom's got the real article, if ever a fellow had," rejoined the other.
Golbasto Momarem Evlame Gurdilo Shefin Mully Ully Gue, most mighty Emperor of Lilliput, delight and terror of the universe, whose dominions extend five thousand BLUSTRUGS (about twelve miles in circumference) to the extremities of the globe; monarch of all monarchs, taller than the sons of men; whose feet press down to the centre, and whose head strikes against the sun; at whose nod the princes of the earth shake their knees; pleasant as the spring, comfortable as the summer, fruitful as autumn, dreadful as winter: his most sublime majesty proposes to the man-mountain, lately arrived at our celestial dominions, the following articles, which, by a solemn oath, he shall be obliged to perform:--
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Resolved, That in the opinion of Congress it is expedient, that on the second Monday of May next a convention of delegates, who shall have been appointed by the several States, be held at Philadelphia, for the sole and express purpose OF REVISING THE ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION, and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such ALTERATIONS AND PROVISIONS THEREIN, as shall, when agreed to in Congress, and confirmed by the States, render the federal Constitution ADEQUATE TO THE EXIGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT AND THE PRESERVATION OF THE UNION.
The odor of these two scents, therefore, appeared quite natural to us, and as Madame Savon never allowed any perfume, or articles (as these things are technically termed), of inferior quality to pollute her shop, we had no scruples about inhaling the delightful fragrance that breathed in the place.
How true it is, that the rarity of any particular article enhances its value amazingly.
Hunt then tried to procure a guide; but though he sent to various lodges up and down the river, offering articles of great value in Indian estimation, no one would venture.
Goodworthy thought of Philip because he could best be spared, and his articles gave him some claim upon a job which was one of the pleasures of the business.
Now my mother might have been discovered, in answer to certain excited letters, flinging the bundle of undarned socks from her lap, and 'going in for literature'; she was racking her brains, by request, for memories I might convert into articles, and they came to me in letters which she dictated to my sisters.
These mysterious articles were followed, however, by others which were more within their, range of comprehension--by a pair of dumb-bells, a purple cricket-bag, a set of golf clubs, and a tennis racket.
He would go and see her when he finished the article on the treasure-hunters.