precise; explicit and clearly defined; "I want a definite answer"; "a definite statement of the terms of the will"; "a definite amount"; "definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol"; "the wedding date is now definite"; "a definite drop in attendance"
article The is the definite article, because it refers to a specific thing. For example: The book is on the table. It is also used to refer to something in the abstract. For example: The European Union has expressed concern over the continuing damage to the environment.