Definition of Determiner

1. Noun. An argument that is conclusive.

Exact synonyms: Clincher, Determining Factor
Generic synonyms: Argument, Statement
Derivative terms: Determine



2. Noun. One of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases.
Exact synonyms: Determinative
Generic synonyms: Closed-class Word, Function Word
Specialized synonyms: Article
Derivative terms: Determine

3. Noun. A determining or causal element or factor. "Education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"

Definition of Determiner

1. n. One who, or that which, determines or decides.

Definition of Determiner

1. Noun. (grammar) A member of a class of words functioning in a noun phrase to identify or distinguish a referent without describing or modifying it. Examples of determiners include articles (a, the), demonstratives (this, those), cardinal numbers (three, fifty), and indefinite numerals (most, any, each). ¹

2. Noun. (grammar) A dependent function in a noun phrase marking the NP as definite or indefinite. This function is usually filled by words in the determinative class but may be filled by other elements such as a genitive pronoun. ¹

3. Noun. Something that determines, or helps someone to determine, something else. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Determiner

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Determiner

determinately
determinateness
determinates
determination
determinations
determinative
determinatively
determinativeness
determinatives
determinator
determinators
determine
determined
determinedly
determinedness
determiner (current term)
determiner phrase
determiners
determines
determinest
determineth
determining
determining(a)
determining factor
determinism
determinisms
determinist
deterministic
deterministic model
deterministically

Literary usage of Determiner

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1. Heredity and Eugenics: A Course of Lectures Summarizing Recent Advances in by William Ernest Castle (1912)
"If now such a person marry an individual duplex in eye color, in whom all of the germ cells contain the determiner, each child will receive the determiner ..."

2. Feeble-mindedness: Its Causes and Consequences by Henry Herbert ( Goddard (1920)
"A pollen grain with a determiner for tallness may unite with an ovule having a determiner for tallness; the resulting plant will have two determiners for ..."

3. The Child Welfare Manual: A Handbook of Child Nature and Nuture for Parents by University Society, New York (1919)
"The principle of the determiner in the germ-plasm states that each unit character is represented in the germ by a molecule or associated groups of molecules ..."

4. Plant Genetics by John Merle Coulter, Merle Crowe Coulter (1918)
"This result was called the dominance of the character for tallness. It was as if the determiner for tallness completely prevented the activity of the ..."

5. The Social Trend by Edward Alsworth Ross (1922)
"xrv WAR AS determiner ¥7"ARL MARX'S doctrine of economic deter- •••^ m•inism, according to which it is chiefly changes in the technique of production which ..."

6. The Social Direction of Human Evolution: An Outline of the Science of Eugenics by William Erskine Kellicott (1911)
"When two such fowls are mated together their descendants will result from the fusion of two germ cells, each containing the determiner for black color; ..."

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