Origin of determinative
Examples from the Web for determinative
As a result Middlesex presents a view of history that is as determinative and linear as you will find in any Greek myth.
In Middlesex history is not just determinative; it is also cyclical.
Uhry herself doesn't believe those qualities predict school success, but she thinks they are determinative in school admissions.
Their appointment and conduct would be determinative of Corsica's future, and were therefore of the highest importance.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
The Chinese "keys" were used like the Egyptian "determinative signs," of which I told you.
Be ones advantages never so much or so meager, self and self-worth are at last the determinative factor.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
For the sake of practice, and as a fitting introduction to "Determinative Mineralogy," this chapter is appended.The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis|Frederick Hutton Getman
In order to indicate which was intended in phonography, it would be necessary to add a determinative or explanatory ideogram.Evolution in Art|Alfred C. Haddon
British Dictionary definitions for determinative
Word Origin and History for determinative
1650s, from French déterminatif (15c.), from Latin determinat-, past participle stem of determinare (see determine). As a noun from 1832.