- (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 Words for determinatelynecessarily, originally, approximately, truly, permanently, virtually, substantially, actually, typically, quite, really, decisively, definitively, convincingly, certainly, definitely, completely, fundamentally, lastly, centrally
Examples from the Web for determinately
Historical Examples of determinately
I also bring in here, as much suggestively as determinately, the following.The River-Names of Europe
"I will not wait another minute," cried the postilion, determinately.Frederick The Great and His Family
Then a dark thought crossed his mind, but he put it determinately from him.Elsie's New Relations
Slowly but determinately, as the old fields of labour close up and are submerged behind us, we demand entrance into the new.Woman and Labour
Still one or two had determinately sought her hand in marriage, but only to meet with a gentle yet firm rejection.Mildred and Elsie
- 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).