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determiner

Determiners are used to introduce a noun or noun phrase. There are several classes of determiners: articles, demonstrative adjectives, possessive adjectives, interrogative adjectives, distributive determiners, pre-determiners, quantifiers, and numbers.
Determiners do two things. First, they signal that a noun or noun phrase will follow. Then, they give information about the item. They may tell us whether the item is general or specific, near or far, singular or plural; they can also quantify the item, describing how much or how many are referred to; or they can tell us to whom the item belongs.
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de·ter·min·er

 (dĭ-tûr′mə-nər)
n.
1. One that determines.
2. Grammar A word belonging to a group of noun modifiers, which includes articles, demonstratives, possessive adjectives, and words such as any, both, or whose, and, in English, occupying the first position in a noun phrase or following another determiner.

determiner

(dɪˈtɜːmɪnə)
n
1. (Grammar) a word, such as a number, article, possessive adjective, etc, that determines (limits) the meaning of a noun phrase, e.g. their in 'their black cat'
2. a person or thing that determines

de•ter•min•er

(dɪˈtɜr mə nər)

n.
1. one that determines.
2. a member of a subclass of English limiting adjectival words that usu. precede descriptive adjectives, including the articles the, a, and an, and any words that may substitute for them, as your, their, some, and each.
[1520–30]

determiner

- A word that limits or indicates the scope of a noun.
See also related terms for limits.

determiner

A word that qualifies a noun or noun phrase, for example “my.”
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.determiner - an argument that is conclusive
argument, statement - a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"
2.determiner - one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
closed-class word, function word - a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
article - (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
3.determiner - a determining or causal element or factordeterminer - a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
cognitive factor - something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result
decisive factor, clincher - a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively
influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
Translations
aanwijzerdeterminator

determiner

[dɪˈtɜːmɪnəʳ] Ndeterminante m

determiner

[dɪˈtɜːrmɪnər] n (GRAMMAR)déterminant m

determiner

n (Gram) → Bestimmungswort nt

determiner

[dɪˈtɜːmɪnəʳ] n (Gram) → determinante m
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Hereafter I refer to the ELT materials that discuss determiners as "the determiners materials.
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There is no doubt that such nouns select plural determiners since we cannot have phrases like * a pounds', * this years, or * one dollars.
Acquisition of Determiners by Korean Learners of English" (Hyun-Sook Kang), studies the acquisition of a new functional category in the interlanguage development of advanced Korean students.
We will be analysing the existence of collocational restrictions in the behaviour of these structures, focusing on the determiners that the deverbal noun admits, on the morphology of the head noun, especially its number, on its modification and also on the voice of the Composite Predicate structure.
The report, entitled "Balancing Cash Flow Predictability and Debt Capacity in Corporate Securitizations", identifies key determiners of business risk, and spells out how they influence the proportion of senior to subordinated debt in a structure, the rating levels of individual debt tranches, the leverage a transaction can absorb, and the level of structural credit enhancements needed.
It focuses on the following questions with reference to the data: (1) What determiners can occur before "same" besides "the"?
The determiners in English include three categories: predeterminers, central determiners, and postdeterminers.
The last phase of the investigation will involve designing a follow-up project on Catalan Sign Language, a language for which there exists strong expertise in the host group, but where modal determiners have never been investigated.
It is, she claims instead, in virtue of Reference Determiners that sentences turn out analytic or not.
It is worth noting in this regard that such a paradox is resolved in X-bar theory, for pronouns in this framework are determiners (X) and determiner phrases (XP) at the same time (see, e.
In terms of gender-marked determiners, infants learning German rely on the preceding determiner to assign gender to a noun (MacWhinney, 1978).