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Meaning of DETERMINATE

Pronunciation:  [adj]di'turmunit, [v]di'turmu`neyt, di'turminut

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement; "a definitive verdict"; "a determinate answer to the problem"
  2. [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"
  3. [adj]  (botany) not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex; "determinate growth"
 

DETERMINATE is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: conclusive, cymose, definitive, fixed
 
 Antonyms: indeterminate, undetermined
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \De*ter"mi*nate\, a. [L. determinatus, p. p. of
    determinare. See {Determine}.]
    1. Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed;
       established; definite.
    
             Quantity of words and a determinate number of feet.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    2. Conclusive; decisive; positive.
    
             The determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God.
                                                   --Acts ii. 23.
    
    3. Determined or resolved upon. [Obs.]
    
             My determinate voyage.                --Shak.
    
    4. Of determined purpose; resolute. [Obs.]
    
             More determinate to do than skillful how to do.
                                                   --Sir P.
                                                   Sidney.
    
    {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.
    
    
  2. \De*ter"mi*nate\, v. t.
    To bring to an end; to determine. See {Determine}. [Obs.]
    
          The sly, slow hours shall not determinate The dateless
          limit of thy dear exile.                 --Shak.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Of growth or branching, with a bud or flower terminating the growth of the main axis.
 
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