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1. Precisely limited or defined; definite: a determinate number; a determinate distance.
2. Conclusively settled; final.
3. Firm in purpose; resolute.
a. Terminating in a flower and blooming in a sequence beginning with the uppermost or central flower: a determinate inflorescence.
b. Not continuing indefinitely at the tip of an axis: determinate growth.
[Middle English, from Latin dēterminātus, past participle of dētermināre, to determine; see determine.]
1. definitely limited, defined, or fixed; distinct
2. a less common word for determined
a. able to be predicted or deduced
b. (of an effect) obeying the law of causality
4. (Botany) botany (of an inflorescence) having the main and branch stems ending in flowers and unable to grow further; cymose
5. (of a structure, stress, etc) able to be fully analysed or determined
de•ter•mi•nate(dɪˈtɜr mə nɪt)
1. having defined limits; definite.
2. settled; positive.
3. conclusive; final.
4. (of an inflorescence) having the primary and each secondary stem ending in a flower or bud.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin dēterminātus, past participle of dētermināre. See determine, -ate1]
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|Adj.||1.||determinate - precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause; "a determinate distance"; "a determinate number"; "determinate variations in animals"|
|2.||determinate - not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex; "determinate growth"|
indeterminate - having a capacity for continuing to grow at the apex; "an indeterminate stem"
|3.||determinate - supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement; "a definitive verdict"; "a determinate answer to the problem"|
conclusive - forming an end or termination; especially putting an end to doubt or question; "conclusive proof"; "the evidence is conclusive"