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determiner

[dih-tur-muh-ner] /dɪˈtɜr mə nər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that determines.
2.
Grammar. a member of a subclass of English limiting adjectival words that usually precede descriptive adjectives and include the articles the, a, and an, and any words that may substitute for them, as your, their, some, and each.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; determine + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for deter-miner

determiner

/dɪˈtɜːmɪnə/
noun
1.
a word, such as a number, article, possessive adjective, etc, that determines (limits) the meaning of a noun phrase, e.g. their in `their black cat'
2.
a person or thing that determines
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