Determinate equations
Determinate De*ter"mi*nate, a. [L. determinatus, p. p. of determinare. See {Determine}.] 1. Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite. [1913 Webster]

Quantity of words and a determinate number of feet. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Conclusive; decisive; positive. [1913 Webster]

The determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God. --Acts ii. 23. [1913 Webster]

3. Determined or resolved upon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

My determinate voyage. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Of determined purpose; resolute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

More determinate to do than skillful how to do. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

{Determinate inflorescence} (Bot.), that in which the flowering commences with the terminal bud of a stem, which puts a limit to its growth; -- also called {centrifugal inflorescence}.

{Determinate problem} (Math.), a problem which admits of a limited number of solutions.

{Determinate quantities}, {Determinate equations} (Math.), those that are finite in the number of values or solutions, that is, in which the conditions of the problem or equation determine the number. [1913 Webster]


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  • Determinate — De*ter mi*nate, a. [L. determinatus, p. p. of determinare. See {Determine}.] 1. Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite. [1913 Webster] Quantity of words and a determinate number of feet. Dryden. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Determinate inflorescence — Determinate De*ter mi*nate, a. [L. determinatus, p. p. of determinare. See {Determine}.] 1. Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite. [1913 Webster] Quantity of words and a determinate number of feet. Dryden …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Determinate problem — Determinate De*ter mi*nate, a. [L. determinatus, p. p. of determinare. See {Determine}.] 1. Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite. [1913 Webster] Quantity of words and a determinate number of feet. Dryden …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Determinate quantities — Determinate De*ter mi*nate, a. [L. determinatus, p. p. of determinare. See {Determine}.] 1. Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite. [1913 Webster] Quantity of words and a determinate number of feet. Dryden …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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