- (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.
verb (used with object), de·ter·mi·nat·ed, de·ter·mi·nat·ing.
Origin of determinate
Related formsde·ter·mi·nate·ly, adverbde·ter·mi·nate·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for determinate
One cannot bend it to the service of any one determinate religion, rather than of any other.The Non-religion of the Future: A Sociological Study|Jean-Marie Guyau
In this determinate nature lies the worth of the Excluded Middle.
The Ideas, as we have seen, constitute the determinate stages of objectivation of the Will.Schopenhauer|Thomas Whittaker
Be that as it may, the neo-Darwinians are inclined to admit that the periods of mutation are determinate.Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson
It is the recognition of the import within the practical judgment, of the given, of fact, in its determinate character.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
British Dictionary definitions for determinate
- able to be predicted or deduced
- (of an effect) obeying the law of causality