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v. de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing, de·ter·mines
a. To establish or ascertain definitely, as after consideration, investigation, or calculation: determined the easiest way to reach the summit. See Synonyms at discover.
b. To give direction to by making decisions; devise or control: The school board determines educational policy.
c. To decide or settle (a dispute, for example) conclusively and authoritatively. See Synonyms at decide.
2. To cause (someone) to come to a decision or resolution: "It was the discovery ... of this very project of hers, which determined him to come forward at once, own it all to his uncle" (Jane Austen).
3. To be the cause of; bring about a result regarding: the genes that determine eye color.
4. Mathematics To fix or define the position, form, or configuration of.
5. Logic To explain or limit by adding differences.
6. Archaic To put an end to legally; terminate under the law.
1. To reach a decision; resolve: determined to become a better pilot; determined on a course of treatment.
2. Archaic To come to an end through legal means.

[Middle English determinen, from Old French determiner, from Latin dētermināre, to limit : dē-, de- + terminus, boundary.]

de·ter′min·a·ble adj.
de·ter′min·a·ble·ness n.
de·ter′min·a·bly adv.


1. able to be decided, fixed, or found out
2. (Law) law liable to termination under certain conditions; terminable
deˈterminably adv


(dɪˈtɜr mə nə bəl)

1. capable of being determined.
2. subject to termination.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French < Late Latin]
de•ter′mi•na•ble•ness, n.
de•ter′mi•na•bly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.determinable - capable of being determined or limited or fixed; "determinable velocities"; "matters determinable by law"
calculable - capable of being calculated or estimated; "a calculable risk"; "calculable odds"
indeterminable, undeterminable - not capable of being definitely decided or ascertained


[dɪˈtɜːmɪnəbl] ADJdeterminable


(Jur) → befristet


[dɪˈtɜːmɪnəbl] adjdeterminabile
References in classic literature ?
and on all the points of its disc the volcanic nature of the moon became determinable with the utmost precision.
Besides, there are matters of considerable moment determinable by a bare majority; and there are others, concerning which doubts have been entertained, which, if interpreted in favor of the sufficiency of a vote of seven States, would extend its operation to interests of the first magnitude.
En lo que sigue la relacion entre una propiedad determinada y una propiedad determinable sera designada como relacion de 'determinacion'.
The determination of whether the bonus accrual is fixed and determinable by year end (i.
Over the past several years, certain not-for-profit organizations, healthcare entities, pension plans and investment companies, including funds of funds, have dramatically increased their investment in alternative investments--meaning those that do not have a readily determinable fair value.
The need to document a conclusion not readily determinable from the documentation.
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A financial instrument is "mandatorily redeemable" if it requires the issuer to redeem it by transferring its assets at a specified or determinable date upon an event that is certain to occur, including the death or termination of employment of the shareholder.
Dr Lloyd said: "Whether or not any of the deceased discharged a firearm is not determinable.
The auditor disclaimed an opinion for fiscal year 1998 because the effect of a pending Air Force investigation was not determinable upon the financial statements.