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Why is “la/le” used more often than “un/une” for noun definitions?

In English when defining a noun, it is typical to use indefinite article. For example an apple or a bicycle. Because we're talking about apples and bicycles in general, not meaning any in particular. ...
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“La” or “le” before a person's name?

In certain areas, I've noticed people saying things like “La Suzanne” or “Le Guy”, referring to family members. How widespread is this? I realize it's nonstandard, but are there any rules that govern ...