determiner definition

  • noun:
    • one which determines.
    • Grammar A word belonging to a group of noun modifiers, which includes articles, demonstratives, possessive adjectives, and words such as for instance any, both, or whoever, and, in English, occupying the initial position in a noun expression or following another determiner.
    • a part of a class of words working in a noun term to spot or differentiate a referent without explaining or changing it. Samples of determiners feature articles (a, the), demonstratives (this, those), cardinal figures (three, fifty), and long numerals (many, every, each).
    • A dependent function in a noun expression establishing the NP as definite or indefinite. This purpose is usually filled by terms within the determinative course but could be filled by other elements like a genitive pronoun.
    • a thing that determines, or assists you to definitely determine, something different.
    • one that, or what, determines or decides.
    • One who determines or determines.
    • A determinant bachelor in a university. See determinant, 2.
    • an argument this is certainly conclusive
    • certainly one of a limited course of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
    • a determining or causal element or element

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