- a person or thing that determines.
- 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 of determiner
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Examples from the Web for determiner
He felt the adequacy of this life as a determiner of the eternal destiny of all men.India, Its Life and Thought
John P. Jones
He appears also to have confused the idea of a standard of value with that of a determiner of value.Honest Money
Arthur Isaac Fonda
That means that there is a determiner for it which is grouped with other determiners in one of the chromosomes.Physiology
Ernest G. Martin
That is, the determiner for red is absent from the white variety.Being Well-Born
Michael F. Guyer
Then it must be due to a determiner for a notch in the ear in the germ-plasm.Applied Eugenics
Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
- 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'
- a person or thing that determines
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