[ UK /dɪtˈɜːmɪnˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /dɪˈtɝməˌneɪt/ ]
  1. supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement
    a determinate answer to the problem
    a definitive verdict
  2. not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex
    determinate growth
  3. precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause
    a determinate number
    a determinate distance
    determinate variations in animals
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How To Use determinate In A Sentence

  • The guilty plea goes only to the length of the determinate sentence. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Arithmetica is a collection of 130 problems giving numerical solutions of determinate equations (those with a unique solution), and indeterminate equations.
  • If the modelled system is hyperstatic, Fachwerk3D will nevertheless calculate the forces of the members that are determinate. Softpedia - Windows - All
  • How far this is true cannot at this date be determinated. Party Politics in North Carolina, 1835-1860
  • The indeterminate sentence means it will be up to the parole board to decide when it is safe for the man to be released on licence.
  • This determinateness of arrangement is the structure of a state of affairs.
  • Rather, the smell of the place urges me indeterminately, diffusedly, to truantry. Journeys to Bagdad
  • Dummett concludes that one route to such a local revisionism is a hard-headed finitism in which one denies that there is a determinate fact concerning the outcome of a procedure that has not been carried out.
  • The propagules of these predominantly arctic/alpine grasses consist of indeterminate spikelets, which revert to vegetative growth before dehiscing from the parent plant.
  • We discuss possible explanations for reduced female recombination in marsupials as a consequence of the metatherian characteristic of determinate paternal X chromosome inactivation.
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