de-terminative

determinative

[dih-tur-muh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv]
adjective
1.
serving to determine; determining.
noun
2.
something that determines.
3.
a graphic symbol used in ideographic writing to denote a semantic class and written next to a word to indicate in what semantic category that word is to be understood, thus at times distinguishing homographs.

Origin:
1645–55; probably < Medieval Latin dēterminātīvus fixed, Late Latin: crucial (of a disease), equivalent to Latin dētermināt(us) (see determinate) + -īvus -ive

determinatively, adverb
determinativeness, noun
nondeterminative, adjective, noun
nondeterminatively, adverb
nondeterminativeness, noun
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determinative (dɪˈtɜːmɪnətɪv)
 
adj
1.  able to or serving to settle or determine; deciding
 
n
2.  a factor, circumstance, etc, that settles or determines
3.  grammar a less common word for determiner
4.  (in a logographic writing system) a logogram that bears a separate meaning, from which compounds and inflected forms are built up
 
de'terminatively
 
adv
 
de'terminativeness
 
n

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determinative
1650s (adj.); 1832 (n.), from Fr. déterminatif (15c.), from L. determinatus, pp. of determinare (see determine).
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