determinate

  • 1 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

  • 2 Determinate — De*ter mi*nate, v. t. To bring to an end; to determine. See {Determine}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The sly, slow hours shall not determinate The dateless limit of thy dear exile. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 determinate — index absolute (conclusive), actual, axiomatic, certain (fixed), certain (specific), concrete …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 determinate — late 14c., from L. determinatus, pp. of determinare (see DETERMINE (Cf. determine)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 determinate — [dē tʉr′mi nit, ditʉr′mi nit] adj. [ME < L determinatus, pp. of determinare: see DETERMINE] 1. having exact limits; definite; distinct; fixed 2. settled or decided; conclusive 3. Bot. having a flower at the end of the primary axis and of each… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 determinate — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin determinatus, past participle of determinare Date: 14th century 1. having defined limits < a determinate period of time > 2. definitely settled < a determinate order of precedence > 3 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 determinate — de·ter·mi·nate di tərm (ə )nət adj relating to, being, or undergoing determinate cleavage <a determinate egg> …

    Medical dictionary

  • 8 determinate — [[t]dɪtɜ͟ː(r)mɪneɪt[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Determinate means fixed and definite. [FORMAL] ...a contract for the exclusive possession of land for some determinate period. Ant: indeterminate …

    English dictionary

  • 9 determinate — 1. adjective a) Limited, defined, resolved, decided. b) Of plants in which growth of the axis is terminated by the generation of reproductive structures. Ant: indeterminate, non determinate …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 determinate — de|ter|mi|nate [dıˈtə:mınıt US ə:r ] adj formal definite or with an exact limit ≠ ↑indeterminate ▪ a determinate prison sentence of five years …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 determinate — adjective formal strictly controlled or limited: A firm will act in a determinate way to maximize its profits …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 determinate — adj. [L. de, away from; terminus, limit] Having well defined outlines or boundry limits …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 13 determinate — determinately, adv. determinateness, n. adj. /di terr meuh nit/; v. /di terr meuh nayt /, adj., v., determinated, determinating. adj. 1. having defined limits; definite. 2. settled; positive. 3. conclusive; final. 4. resolute …

    Universalium

  • 14 determinate — Synonyms and related words: absolute, admitting no exception, all out, apodictic, ascertained, assured, attested, bound, categorical, certain, certified, circumscribed, circumscript, clear, clear and distinct, clear as day, complete, conclusive,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 determinate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. fixed, definite. See certainty. Ant., indeterminate. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having distinct limits: definite, fixed, limited. See LIMITED …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 determinate — de|ter|mi|nate [ dı tɜrmınət ] adjective FORMAL clearly fixed or decided ─ opposite INDETERMINATE …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 determinate — de ter·mi·nate || nÉ™t adj. fixed, definite, established …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 determinate — [dɪ tə:mɪnət] adjective 1》 having exact and discernible limits or form. 2》 Botany (of a flowering shoot) having the main axis ending in a flower, as in a cyme. Derivatives determinacy noun determinately adverb determinateness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 determinate — a. 1. Determined, definite, fixed, limited, settled, established, explicit, positive, express, absolute, certain. 2. Decisive, conclusive, definitive, decided …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 determinate —   With growth of an axis ceasing at a particular stage.   Cf. indeterminate …

    Expanded glossary of Cycad terms


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