Definition of Determinate

1. Adjective. Precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause. "Determinate variations in animals"

Similar to: Fixed
Derivative terms: Determinateness
Antonyms: Indeterminate



2. Adjective. Not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex. "Determinate growth"
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Similar to: Cymose
Antonyms: Indeterminate

3. Adjective. Supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement. "A determinate answer to the problem"
Exact synonyms: Definitive
Similar to: Conclusive
Derivative terms: Determinateness

Definition of Determinate

1. a. Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite.

2. v. t. To bring to an end; to determine. See Determine.

Definition of Determinate

1. Adjective. Distinct, clearly defined. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. Fixed, set, unvarying. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. (biology) Of growth: ending once a genetically predetermined structure has formed. ¹

4. Noun. (philosophy) A single state of a particular determinable attribute. ¹

5. Verb. (obsolete) To bring to an end; to determine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Determinate

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Determinate

1. Of growth or branching, with a bud or flower terminating the growth of the main axis. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Determinate

determents
determin'd
determinabilities
determinability
determinable
determinableness
determinables
determinably
determinacies
determinacy
determinans
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determinant group
determinantal
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determinate (current term)
determinate cleavage
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determinatively
determinativeness
determinatives
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determinators
determine

Literary usage of Determinate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"V Distinction between a determinate, ami an indeterminate body of single or ... If a body of persons be determinate, all the persons who compose it are ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"determinate variation, then, in the proper meaning of that term, is only one way of accounting for determinate evolution ; and to my mind, ..."

3. Development and Evolution: Including Psychophysical Evolution, Evolution by by James Mark Baldwin (1902)
"determinate Variation i. Professor Osborn's use of the phrase 'determinate ... The ambiguity is this: he seems to use determinate variation as synonymous ..."

4. Elements of the Integral Calculus: With a Key to the Solution of by William Elwood Byerly (1892)
"dx is finite and determinate. (5) Show that f'ccmi(l — cc)”'dx is finite and determinate if in and it are positive. (6) Prove that 5' log sin cc.dcc is ..."

5. Elements of Psychology: Included in a Critical Examination of Locke's Essay by Victor Cousin (1838)
"Succession of passions or Elimination of the determinate Volitions and in general ... Voluntary fact and in gene- Elimination of the determinate ral ..."

6. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"(A) determinate equations. Diophantus solved without difficulty determinate equations of the first and second degrees; of a cubic we find only one example ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Any system of interconnected bodies is kinematically determinate when the velocity of one point determines the relative velocity of every other point. ..."

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