determinative

  • 1 Determinative — De*ter mi*na*tive, a. [Cf. F. d[ e]terminatif.] Having power to determine; limiting; shaping; directing; conclusive. [1913 Webster] Incidents . . . determinative of their course. I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] {Determinative tables} (Nat. Hist.),… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 determinative — de·ter·mi·na·tive /di tər mə ˌnā tiv, nə tiv/ adj: having the power or tendency to determine a fact determinative of the issue Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. determinative …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Determinative — De*ter mi*na*tive, n. That which serves to determine. [1913 Webster] Explanatory determinatives . . . were placed after words phonetically expressed, in order to serve as an aid to the reader in determining the meaning. I. Taylor (The Alphabet).… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 determinative — 1650s (adj.); 1832 (n.), from Fr. déterminatif (15c.), from L. determinat , pp. stem of determinare (see DETERMINE (Cf. determine)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 determinative — *conclusive, decisive, definitive Analogous words: determining, deciding, settling (see DECIDE): influencing, affecting (see AFFECT): shaping, fashioning, forming or formative (see corresponding verbs at MAKE) Contrasted words: *ineffective,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 determinative — [dē tʉr′mi nāt΄iv, dē tʉr′minə tiv; di tʉr′mi nā΄tiv, ditʉr′mi nə tiv] adj. [Fr déterminatif] determining or serving to determine n. a thing or factor that determines determinatively adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Determinative — This article is about the kind of written symbol. For the kind of word, see Determiner (linguistics). A determinative, also known as a taxogram or semagram, is an ideogram used to mark semantic categories of words in logographic scripts which… …

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  • 8 determinative — adjective Date: 1655 having power or tendency to determine ; tending to fix, settle, or define something < regard experiments as determinative of the principles from which deductions could be made S. F. Mason > Synonyms: see conclusive •… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 déterminative — ● déterminatif, déterminative adjectif (latin médiéval determinativus) Qui détermine, précise le sens de quelque chose. ● déterminatif, déterminative (expressions) adjectif (latin médiéval determinativus) Adjectif déterminatif, ou déterminatif… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 10 determinative — noun a) An ideogram used to mark semantic categories of words in logographic scripts. b) a class of words, with the main function of determiner in a noun phrase. Words in the determinative class usually also have other functions. Its core members …

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  • 11 determinative — adj. & n. adj. serving to define, qualify, or direct. n. a determinative thing or circumstance. Derivatives: determinatively adv. Etymology: F deacuteterminatif ive (as DETERMINE) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 determinative — См. determinativo …

    Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • 13 determinative — determinatively, adv. determinativeness, n. /di terr meuh nay tiv, neuh tiv/, adj. 1. serving to determine; determining. n. 2. something that determines. 3. a graphic symbol used in ideographic writing to denote a semantic class and written next… …

    Universalium

  • 14 determinative — Synonyms and related words: absolute, adducible, admissible, antecedents, arrowhead, article, assuring, attestative, attestive, authentic, authoritative, base, based on, basis, behind the scenes, bordering, borderline, boundary, bounding, call,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 determinative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Serving the function of deciding or settling with finality: authoritative, conclusive, decisive, definitive, final. See DECIDE. 2. Determining or having the power to determine an outcome: conclusive, crucial,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 determinative — de ter·mi·na·tive || nÉ™tɪv adj. determining, defining …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 determinative — [dɪ tə:mɪnətɪv] adjective chiefly Law serving to define, qualify, or direct. noun Grammar another term for determiner …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 determinative — de·ter·mi·na·tive …

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  • 19 determinative — de•ter•mi•na•tive [[t]dɪˈtɜr məˌneɪ tɪv, nə tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) serving to determine; determining 2) something that determines • Etymology: 1645–55 de•ter′mi•na tive•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 determinative — /dəˈtɜmənətɪv/ (say duh termuhnuhtiv) adjective 1. serving to determine; determining. –noun 2. something that determines. 3. (in hieroglyphics) an ideographic sign attached to a word as an indication of its meaning. –determinatively, adverb… …

    Australian English dictionary