predeterminer

predeterminer

[pree-di-tur-muh-ner]
noun Grammar.
a member of a subclass of English adjectival words, often quantitative in meaning, that may be placed before an article or other determiner, as all in all the paintings or half in half her salary.

Origin:
1670–80; pre- + determiner

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predetermine (ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːmɪn)
 
vb
1.  to determine beforehand
2.  to influence or incline towards an opinion beforehand; bias
 
predetermi'nation
 
n
 
prede'terminative
 
adj
 
prede'terminer
 
n

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