Definitions for determinatedɪˈtɜr mə nɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•ter•mi•natedɪˈtɜr mə nɪt(adj.)

  1. having defined limits; definite.

  2. settled; positive.

  3. conclusive; final.

  4. (of an inflorescence) having the primary and each secondary stem ending in a flower or bud.

    Category: Botany

Origin of determinate:

1350–1400; ME < L dēterminātus, ptp. of dētermināre. See determine , -ate1

de•ter′mi•nate•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. determinate(adj)

    precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause

    "a determinate distance"; "a determinate number"; "determinate variations in animals"

  2. determinate(adj)

    not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex

    "determinate growth"

  3. definitive, determinate(adj)

    supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement

    "a definitive verdict"; "a determinate answer to the problem"

Wiktionary

  1. determinate(Noun)

    A single state of a particular determinable attribute.

  2. determinate(Adjective)

    Distinct, clearly defined.

  3. determinate(Adjective)

    Fixed, set, unvarying.

  4. determinate(Adjective)

    Of growth: ending once a genetically predetermined structure has formed.

  5. Origin: From determinatus, perfect passive participle of determino.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Determinate(adj)

    having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite

  2. Determinate(adj)

    conclusive; decisive; positive

  3. Determinate(adj)

    determined or resolved upon

  4. Determinate(adj)

    of determined purpose; resolute

  5. Determinate(verb)

    to bring to an end; to determine. See Determine

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