What does determinate mean?

Definitions for determinatedɪˈtɜr mə nɪt

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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"


  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

  6. Origin: [L. determinatus, p. p. of determinare. See Determine.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of determinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of determinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cicero:

    Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.

  2. Marco Rubio:

    Obviously I have ties to Las Vegas that run deep given my time growing up here. ... but I'm not sure that's going to be enough to simply be a determinate factor in the caucus, i think it's going to be like every other candidate that's coming in, we're going to have to compete hard.

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