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    Default difference between 'the simplified' and 'a simplified'

    Hi,
    What is the difference between 'the simplified' and 'a simplified'?

    Thank you in advance

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    Default Re: difference between 'the simplified' and 'a simplified'

    As it is, a mere article. In a wider context, we might be able to give you a more detailed answer.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: difference between 'the simplified' and 'a simplified'

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    As it is, a mere article. In a wider context, we might be able to give you a more detailed answer.
    1. A simplified code of the A-star algorithm in C# programming language.
    2. The simplified code of the A-star algorithm in C# programming language.

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    Default Re: difference between 'the simplified' and 'a simplified'

    Is there any difference in meaning?

    1. A simplified code of the A-star algorithm in C# programming language.
    2. The simplified code of the A-star algorithm in C# programming language.

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    Default Re: difference between 'the simplified' and 'a simplified'

    Quote Originally Posted by dkqmail View Post
    Is there any difference in meaning?

    1. A simplified code of the A-star algorithm was implemented in C# programming language.
    2. The simplified code of the A-star algorithm was implemented in C# programming language.
    I've made them into sentences, because sentences make better examples to discuss.
    1. means that some (any) A-star code was written.
    2. means that a certain code already identified was written.
    The context of where the sentence appears in relations to the code would make a difference. If you're writing a paper, and you've already presented the code, you'd say "The simplified code". If this sentence appeared in the "methods" section of a paper, it would be normal to write "A simplified code".
    Otherwise the normal rules for definite and indefinite articles apply.

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