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Definition 1: a determining or causal element or factor - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where determinative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life

Synonyms for determinative in the sense of this definition

(determinative is a kind of ...) something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result

(... is a kind of determinative ) a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively

(... is a kind of determinative ) a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do

"her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

Definition 2: one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for determinative in the sense of this definition

(determinative is a kind of ...) a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning

(... is a kind of determinative ) (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase

Definition 3: having the power or quality of deciding - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where determinative or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the crucial experiment
  • cast the deciding vote
  • the determinative (or determinant) battle

Synonyms for determinative in the sense of this definition

(determinative is similar to ...) determining or having the power to determine an outcome

"cast the decisive vote" "two factors had a decisive influence"

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