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determinate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Determinate  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  determinate 
  adj  1:  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"  [ant:  {indeterminate}] 
  2:  (botany)  not  continuing  to  grow  indefinitely  at  the  apex; 
  "determinate  growth"  [ant:  {indeterminate}] 
  3:  supplying  or  being  a  final  or  conclusive  settlement;  "a 
  definitive  verdict";  "a  determinate  answer  to  the  problem" 
  [syn:  {definitive}] 




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