- (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 determinatingdiagnose, recognize, identify, notice, remember, admit, make, perceive, note, see, observe, know, locate, detect, pinpoint, track, discover, sight, catch, find
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Historical Examples of determinating
In the animal this sense is the determinating principle of motion, but in man only the means, or the secondary cause.Buffon's Natural History. Volume V (of 10)
Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
Mind is the determinating principle; matter is indeterminate and indefinite.Christianity and Greek Philosophy
Benjamin Franklin Cocker
But even to-day what do we find the general reliance of the American mind in determinating this question?Civilization the Primal Need of the Race
- 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).