determinative definition

  • adjective:
    • Tending, in a position, or offering to find out. See Synonyms at decisive.
    • Determining (determining) one thing.
    • Having power to figure out; limiting; shaping; directing; conclusive.
    • having the power or top-notch deciding
  • noun:
    • A determining aspect.
    • An ideogram regularly mark semantic types of words in logographic programs.
    • That which acts to find out.
    • whatever determines or indicates the character or top-notch something different.
    • In grammar, a determinative or demonstrative term.
    • a determining or causal element or element
    • one of a small course of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun expressions
  • others:
    • Having power to determine, fix, or determine; tending or providing to shape or direct; conclusive.
    • Of use in ascertaining the species; serving to look for the accurate kind of a thing: since, determinative tables inside natural sciences (that is, tables arranged for identifying the particular character of minerals, plants, etc., and also to help out with assigning them with their types); determinative signs in hieroglyphics; determinative ornaments or frameworks.

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