- (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
Examples from the Web for determinately
I also bring in here, as much suggestively as determinately, the following.The River-Names of Europe|Robert Ferguson
In relation to each other, the attributes are to be taken as opposites strictly and determinately diverse.A History of Philosophy in Epitome|Albert Schwegler
But what is this determinately true, but true upon our knowledge, or evidently true?Aristotle|George Grote
There was something in the simple narration that touched me, though I remained as determinately relentless as ever.Vendetta|Marie Corelli
Still one or two had determinately sought her hand in marriage, but only to meet with a gentle yet firm rejection.Mildred and Elsie|Martha Finley
- able to be predicted or deduced
- (of an effect) obeying the law of causality
late 14c., from Latin determinatus, past participle of determinare (see determine).