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Determinative   /dɪtˈərmɪnətˌɪv/   Listen

Having the power or quality of deciding.  Synonyms: deciding, determinant, determining.  "Cast the deciding vote" , "The determinative (or determinant) battle"

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"Determinative" Quotes from Famous Books

... symbol represented the sound. The first symbol here, the hoe, means 'mer', and the two pointed ellipses the prolongation of the final r: mer-r-r. The sitting figure with the hand to its face is what we call the 'determinative' of 'thought'; and the roll of papyrus that of 'abstraction'. Thus we get the word 'mer', love, in its abstract, general, and fullest sense. This is the hekau which can command ...
— The Jewel of Seven Stars • Bram Stoker

... Hinduism will remember the Nga-Kings and Queens (Melusines and Echidn) who guard the earth-treasures in Naga-land. The first appearance of the snake in literature is in Egyptian hieroglyphs, where he forms the letters f and t, and acts as a determinative in the shape of a Cobra di Capello (Coluber Naja) with ...
— The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Volume 5 • Richard F. Burton

Words linked to "Determinative" :   determinant, article, closed-class word, decisive, clincher, cognitive factor, influence, decisive factor, determining, function word

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