- (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.
Words nearby determinate
Origin of determinate
OTHER WORDS FROM determinatede·ter·mi·nate·ly, adverbde·ter·mi·nate·ness, noun
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
British Dictionary definitions for determinately
- able to be predicted or deduced
- (of an effect) obeying the law of causality