determinate

Do you have a determinate personal budget? Welcome to the club. So do most people, unless you happen to be Warren Buffet or Bill Gates. Anything determinate has a fixed limit to it.

Slightly differently, determinate can also refer to something that has a clearly visible limit of form. For example, although no two snowflakes are ever exactly alike, they all share a certain "determinate form," that is they all have six arms.

Definitions of determinate
  1. adjective
    supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement
    “a determinate answer to the problem”
    synonyms: definitive
    conclusive
    forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question
  2. adjective
    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”
    Synonyms:
    fixed
    (of a number) having a fixed and unchanging value
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    Antonyms:
    indeterminate, undetermined
    not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance
    uncertain
    not established beyond doubt; still undecided or unknown
    inconclusive
    not conclusive; not putting an end to doubt or question
    indeterminable, undeterminable
    not capable of being definitely decided or ascertained
    cost-plus
    determining payment based on the actual cost of production plus an agreed-upon fee or rate of profit
    open-ended
    allowing for a spontaneous response
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  3. adjective
    not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex
    determinate growth”
    Synonyms:
    cymose
    having a usually flat-topped flower cluster in which the main and branch stems each end in a flower that opens before those below it or to its side
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    Antonyms:
    indeterminate
    having a capacity for continuing to grow at the apex
    racemose
    having stalked flowers along an elongated stem that continue to open in succession from below as the stem continues to grow
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