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Definitions of determinative

  1. a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative (or determinant) battle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Having power to determine; limiting; shaping; directing; conclusive. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which serves to determine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. That determines, limits, or defines. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. That directs to a certain end; that limits or bounds; that is employed in determining. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. (Thing) that impels in a certain direction; (attribute, mark, symbol) serving to define or qualify. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  9. That which uncontrollably directs to a certain end; that which makes a limitation. Complete Dictionary
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