Definition of Predeterminer

1. Noun. (grammar) The function of a phrase that precedes a determiner in a noun phrase and modifies the head noun. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Predeterminer

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Predeterminer

predestine
predestined
predestines
predestining
predestiny
predeterminaation
predeterminable
predeterminant
predeterminants
predeterminate
predetermination
predeterminations
predetermine
predetermined
predeterminedness
predeterminer (current term)
predeterminers
predetermines
predetermining
predeterminism
predevaluation
predevelopment
prediabetes
prediabeteses
prediabetic
prediabetics
prediagnosed
prediagnoses
prediagnosis
prediagnostic

Literary usage of Predeterminer

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

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... then the phrase a bunch of is functioning essentially as a modifier—it is, in fact, very similar to what many modern grammarians call a predeterminer. ..."

2. The Methodist Review (1879)
"... that it makes God the responsible predeterminer and wilier of sin; and that it makes every sinner to say that his sin accords with the Divine Will, and, ..."

3. A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ...by John Walker by John Walker (1806)
"Predestination, predeterminer! order or series of things and events; decree of fate ; tendency to danger. FATALLY, fa'tal-le. ad. ..."

4. The Science of Ethics as Based on the Science of Knowledge by Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1897)
"Each link in a series of nature is a predeterminer, be it according to the law of mechanism or of organization. Hence if we know the nature of a thing, ..."

5. Essays, Reviews, and Discourses by Daniel Denison Whedon (1887)
"... that the predetermination of the agent's volitions destroys the freedom of his will; that it makes God the responsible predeterminer and wilier of sin; ..."

6. Sexual Science: Including Manhod, Womanhood, and Their Mutual Interrelations by Orson Squire Fowler (1870)
"WHATEVER grows has its CHIT — that from, which taproot and rootlets, trunk, bark, limbs, fruit, and leaves proceed ; the grand predeterminer of the shape, ..."

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