If someone says the word “article” to you, you might think of stories in magazines
and newspapers. Unless, of course, you’re a serial grammarian, in which case
you may picture a series of short words: a, an, the, and so on. In the interests of
avoiding confusion (and assuaging the serial grammarians), all references to
“articles” in this book should be assumed to mean this:
Article: A relatively short, informative piece of writing that conveys an idea or
concept in a useful, interesting and/or entertaining manner.