I am trying to decide which should be more correct grammatically in the abstract of my paper.
In this paper, we describe an environment. . . .
In this paper, we describe the environment. . . .
Since I am writing about custom made tool/environment, should I use the or an?
By environment I mean custom tool/application to perform common measuring activity (for engineering topics). So, I guess I can not decide if I should use the because it is a custom tool, or an because it made to perform common measuring tasks.