- (of a structure) able to be analyzed completely by means of the principles of statics.
- (of a member of a structure) subject only to definite, known stresses.
- (of a stress) able to be determined through the principles of statics.
Origin of determinate
OTHER WORDS FROM determinatede·ter·mi·nate·ly, adverbde·ter·mi·nate·ness, noun
Words nearby determinate
How to use determinate in a sentence
These are serious crimes that require the most serious of consequences, which is why a judge or jury sentences the individual to a lengthy determinate sentence, life imprisonment, or life imprisonment without parole.Hogan vetoes bill that would abolish life sentences without parole for juveniles|Ovetta Wiggins|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
Their error didn’t have to do with determinate attributes or some other fine philosophical point understood only by a few logicians.What Is Life? Its Vast Diversity Defies Easy Definition.|Carl Zimmer|March 9, 2021|Quanta Magazine
We do not suffer affliction by chance, but by the determinate counsel and permission of God.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I|Francis Augustus Cox
He must rather seek the absolute being by means of a determinate being, and the determinate being by means of an infinite being.The Aesthetical Essays|Friedrich Schiller
It is the recognition of the import within the practical judgment, of the given, of fact, in its determinate character.
For they imply the seeming paradox of a judgment whose proper subject-matter is its own determinate formation.
To judge value is to engage in instituting a determinate value where none is given.
British Dictionary definitions for determinate
- able to be predicted or deduced
- (of an effect) obeying the law of causality