Definitions of determinative
  1. noun
    a determining or causal element or factor
    synonyms: causal factor, determinant, determiner, determining factor
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    clincher, decisive factor
    a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively
    a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
    a factor whose effects cannot be accurately assessed
    a distinctive influence
    morale builder
    something or someone who influences by building or strengthening morale
    canker, pestilence
    a pernicious and malign influence that is hard to get rid of
    something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest
    enticement, temptation
    something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
    type of:
    cognitive factor
    something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result
  2. adjective
    having the power or quality of deciding
    synonyms: deciding, determinant, determining
    determining or having the power to determine an outcome
  3. noun
    one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
    synonyms: determiner
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    (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
    definite article
    a determiner (as `the' in English) that indicates specificity of reference
    indefinite article
    a determiner (as `a' or `some' in English) that indicates nonspecific reference
    type of:
    closed-class word, function word
    a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
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