• WordNet 3.6
    • adj determinate supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement "a definitive verdict","a determinate answer to the problem"
    • adj determinate 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"
    • adj determinate not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex "determinate growth"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Self-annointing is something only hedgehogs do, in which they lick or nibble on something, make a foamy paste in their mouths, and then spread it with their long tongues in little spots on their quills. No one has ever determined exactly why they do this.
    • Determinate Conclusive; decisive; positive. "The determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God."
    • Determinate Determined or resolved upon. "My determinate voyage."
    • Determinate Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite. "Quantity of words and a determinate number of feet."
    • Determinate Of determined purpose; resolute. "More determinate to do than skillful how to do."
    • v. t Determinate To bring to an end; to determine. See Determine. "The sly, slow hours shall not determinate The dateless limit of thy dear exile."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Shell color is determined by the breed of hen and has no effect on its quality, nutrients or flavor.
    • determinate To bring to an end; terminate.
    • determinate Having defined limits; fixed; definite; clearly defined or definable; particular: as, a determinate quantity of matter.
    • determinate Predetermined; settled; positive: as, a determinate rule or order.
    • determinate Decisive; conclusive.
    • determinate Determined upon; intended.
    • determinate Fixed in purpose; resolute; determined.
    • n determinate In Weismann's doctrine of determinants, any cell which has distinctive hereditary qualities.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The gender of Reptiles are determined not by the sex genes, but by the temperature in which the egg is incubated. A certain temperature will produce a male and vice versa for a female.
    • adj Determinate determined or limited: fixed: decisive
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  • Lou Holtz
    “Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    “Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    “What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.”
  • Henry James
    “What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?”
  • Orison Swett Marden
    “Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work.”
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
    “He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. determinatus, p. p. of determinare,. See Determine
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. determināre, -ātumde, neg., and terminus, a boundary.


In literature:

For Geoffroy form determined function, while for Cuvier function determined form.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
As I have told you, I am determined to go up country with the troops.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
The nitrogen-free-extract is determined indirectly, that is, by the method of difference.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
Finally he determined to send out two expeditions.
"South American Fights and Fighters" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
However, Jack was determined, and I was determined to stick by Jack.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
The meaning of the phraseology must be determined by the necessary conditions of the fact.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
The Moors now held a council to determine what should be done with the stranger.
"Great African Travellers" by W.H.G. Kingston
When Higson came to the gate it looked so contemptibly easy that he determined to climb it with his bundles on his back.
"The Three Lieutenants" by W.H.G. Kingston
Tom refused to serve out any of their limited supply, having determined to keep it in case of emergency.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
He determined to cut her out.
"Dick Cheveley" by W. H. G. Kingston

In poetry:

A spirit that sees in the being
A gift from God unto man,
That must live on thro' all ages,
Though influenced by some plan
That here has been determined,
But God shall hereafter scan;
"The Difference" by Jared Barhite
At Melbourn, a Methodist preacher, we find,
Held forth, quite regardless of North or East wind;
For when we've determin'd a scheme to compleat,
We seldom resign it for cold or for heat.
"A Sermon" by William Hutton
The English were a hundred thousand strong,
And King Edward passed through the Lowlands all along.
Determined to conquer Scotland, it was his desire,
And then to restore it to his own empire.
"The Battle of Bannockburn" by William Topaz McGonagall
Some could not find their own abode,
But took a nap upon the road.
Where man and liquor disagreed
The last determin'd to be freed.
It did not rise, nor did descend,
Yet found a vent at either end.
"The Virtues Of Election Ale" by William Hutton
But John, as you've heard, was a prudent young man;
And determined their faults and their merits to scan;
Says he, "If I marry, I'm tied for my life;
"So it's well to be cautious in choosing a wife."
"Bedfordshire Ballad - I" by E W Bowling
My spirit has pass'd in compassion and determination around the whole
I have look'd for equals and lovers, and found them ready for me in
all lands;
I think some divine rapport has equalized me with them.
"Salut Au Monde" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Scopus' Journal Analyzer Helps Librarians and Researchers Determine Who's Best.
Here in President Barack Obama's ancestral village in Kenya, witch doctor John Dimo tossed some shells, bones and other items to determine who will win Tuesday's election.
A newly determined distance to a close galactic neighbor agrees perfectly with the figure generated using less direct techniques.
In order to successfully identify anomalies in text, we define more than 200 stylistic features to characterize writing, some of which are well-established stylistic determiners, but many of which are novel.
Princess Yum Yum looks like Barbie, but she is a proto-feminist determined to prove she is as smart and brave as any man.
FREDONIA — How President Richard Nixon dramatically altered the federal government's Native American policy to support self-determination for Native American tribes and restoration of their culture.
Bears receiver determined to improve game and to help friend return to action.
Cindy Petithomme found determination in her unimaginably difficult childhood - her mother's imprisonment, living in foster care, suffering abuse.
The first step in arranging a space is determining its size.
Two pandas at the National Zoo attempted to mate before zoo officials determined they had not been successful and artificially inseminated the female, Mei Xiang.
Her Official Guide To Determining His Size Down There ( Bookmark This.).
) However, the league will review video of the brawl and determine suspensions.
Based on video surveillance and a recent arrest for probation violation, the police were able to determine that Wojciechokwski was the prime suspect, and upon finding him downtown on November 16, took him into custody for burglary .
Determining best practices for organic heirloom tomato production.
The St Cloud Fire Department is still determining the cause of the fire.

In science:

Despite some relatively in-depth efforts to determine color terms for the NEAT magnitudes calibrated to the USNO-A1.0 POSS-E/R system, an appropriate correction that actually reduces the uncertainty in the magnitude could not be determined.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
The distribution of W determines that of X (because X = min W ) and determines the L´evy parameters (ν, d) up to a positive factor (since given X < ∞ the set W − X is regenerative).
Self-similar and Markov composition structures
Scott, S. G., Wo jciechowski K. P.:The ζ -determinant and Quil len determinant for a Dirac operator on a manifold with boundary.
Correspondences and index
Under optimal play, once a vertex’s label is determined, with probability p it determines the label of its parent.
Random-Turn Hex and other selection games
Whenever the normal n(ω ) is uniquely determined, the face containing r(ω )ω is also uniquely determined and hence perpendicular to n(ω ).
On the structure of the body of states with positive partial transpose