Definitions for determinerdɪˈtɜr mə nər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
de•ter•min•erdɪˈtɜr mə nər(n.)
one that determines.
a member of a subclass of English limiting adjectival words that usu. precede descriptive adjectives, including the articles the, a, and an, and any words that may substitute for them, as your, their, some, and
Origin of determiner:
clincher, determiner, determining factor(noun)
an argument that is conclusive
one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
determinant, determiner, determinative, determining factor, causal factor(noun)
a determining or causal element or factor
"education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
determiner(noun)ɪˈtɜr mə nər
a word used before a noun, such as "a," "the," etc.
A member of a class of words functioning in a noun phrase to identify or distinguish a referent without describing or modifying it. Examples of determiners include articles (a, the), demonstratives (this, those), cardinal numbers (three, fifty), and indefinite numerals (most, any, each).
A dependent function in a noun phrase marking the NP as definite or indefinite. This function is usually filled by words in the determinative class but may be filled by other elements such as a genitive pronoun.
Something that determines, or helps someone to determine, something else.
one who, or that which, determines or decides
A determiner is a word, phrase or affix that occurs together with a noun or noun phrase and serves to express the reference of that noun or noun phrase in the context. That is, a determiner may indicate whether the noun is referring to a definite or indefinite element of a class, to a closer or more distant element, to an element belonging to a specified person or thing, to a particular number or quantity, etc. Common kinds of determiners include definite and indefinite articles, demonstratives, possessive determiners, and quantifiers. Most determiners have been traditionally classed along with adjectives, and this still occurs: for example, demonstrative and possessive determiners are sometimes described as demonstrative adjectives and possessive adjectives respectively. However, modern theorists of grammar prefer to distinguish determiners as a separate word class from adjectives, which are simple modifiers of nouns, expressing attributes of the thing referred to. This distinction applies particularly in languages like English which use definite and indefinite articles, frequently as a necessary component of noun phrases – the determiners may then be taken to be a class of words which includes the articles as well as other words that function in the place of articles. Not all languages can be said to have a lexically distinct class of determiners.
Translations for determiner
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to fix or settle; to decide
He determined his course of action.
- determinarPortuguese (BR)
- určit, stanovitCzech
- fastlægge; beslutte; bestemmeDanish
- αποφασίζω, προσδιορίζωGreek
- determinar, decidirSpanish
- kindlaks määramaEstonian
- معیین کردن؛ مشخص کردنFarsi
- निश्चय करनाHindi
- nolemt; apņemtiesLatvian
- besluiten totDutch
- bestemme, fastlegge, beslutteNorwegian
- معیین کردن؛ مشخص کردنPersian
- پرېكړه كول، فيصله كول، محدودول، څرګندول، معلومول، پرټاكلى لاره روانولPashto
- a stabiliRomanian
- определять; решатьRussian
- bestämma, fastställaSwedish
- saptamak, belirlemekTurkish
- 決定Chinese (Trad.)
- визначати; вирішуватиUkrainian
- متعین کرناUrdu
- quyết địnhVietnamese
- 决定Chinese (Simp.)
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