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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Example sentences
The work of engineers and physical scientists, however, is likely to be
  determinative.
It can certainly be argued that such a moment should not be determinative in a
  search committee's deliberations.
And the evidence of misogyny in the press and elsewhere is irrefutable, even if
  it was not the determinative factor in the race.
When it comes to objectivity, then, the determinative factor is who's doing the
  determining.
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