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Definition of determinate adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

determinate

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈtɜːmɪnət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrmɪnət//
 
(formal)
 
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fixed and definite a sentence with a determinate meaning opposite indeterminate Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin determinatus ‘limited, determined’, past participle of determinare ‘limit, fix’, from de- ‘completely’ + terminare ‘terminate’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: determinate