from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Tending, able, or serving to determine. See Synonyms at decisive.
- n. A determining factor.
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- n. An ideogram used to mark semantic categories of words in logographic scripts.
- adj. Determining (deciding) something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having power to determine; limiting; shaping; directing; conclusive.
- n. That which serves to determine.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having power to determine, fix, or decide; tending or serving to shape or direct; conclusive.
- Of use in ascertaining the species; serving to determine the precise kind of a thing: as, determinative tables in the natural sciences (that is, tables arranged for determining the specific character of minerals, plants, etc., and to assist in assigning them to their species); determinative signs in hieroglyphics; determinative ornaments or structures.
- n. That which determines or indicates the character or quality of something else.
- n. In grammar, a determinative or demonstrative word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having the power or quality of deciding
- n. a determining or causal element or factor
- n. one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
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Several factors lead Breyer to see the Ten Commandments tablets on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol as secular, but the one he calls "determinative" is that nobody has publicly complained about it before.
So even McGann's landmark essay, "Keats and the Historical Method of Literary Criticism," which provocatively situated Keats's aesthetic practices and their history of reception within determinative cultural, social, and especially political contexts, has not really altered what
Many of their roots are identical; their plural forms are closely related; and in all the feminine determinative is alike.
In the first place, then, it is important to bear in mind that the numerous spirits, when introduced into the religious and other texts, are almost invariably preceded by a sign -- technically known as a determinative -- which stamps them as divine.
When Heisenberg's indeterminacy is understood not as describing the events themselves but rather our knowledge of the events, the Causal Principle still holds and can still be applied to the initial singularity, although we cannot expect to achieve any kind of determinative predictability about what occurs given the cause.
Well, obviously, this is all coming to what appears to be some kind of determinative and climatic moment here.
It is interesting to note that the "determinative" of old age in hieroglyphic writing is the picture of a man afflicted with arthritis deformans.
The sitting figure with the hand to its face is what we call the 'determinative' of 'thought'; and the roll of papyrus that of
For instance, the "determinative" of a god -- the sign that is, which marks that the name of a god is about to follow, in this early rectilinear writing is [--] an eight-rayed star.
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In almost every antitrust settlement that's been subject to review, however, the DOJ claims there are no "determinative" documents.