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de·ter·mi·na·tive

 (dĭ-tûr′mə-nā′tĭv, -nə-)
adj.
Able or serving to determine: a determinative factor; influences that are determinative of future behavior. See Synonyms at decisive.
n.
A determining factor.

de·ter′mi·na′tive·ly adv.

determinative

(dɪˈtɜːmɪnətɪv)
adj
able to or serving to settle or determine; deciding
n
1. a factor, circumstance, etc, that settles or determines
2. (Grammar) grammar a less common word for determiner
3. (Linguistics) (in a logographic writing system) a logogram that bears a separate meaning, from which compounds and inflected forms are built up
deˈterminatively adv
deˈterminativeness n

de•ter•mi•na•tive

(dɪˈtɜr məˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv)

adj.
1. serving to determine; determining.
n.
2. something that determines.
[1645–55]
de•ter′mi•na`tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.determinative - 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
2.determinative - a determining or causal element or factordeterminative - 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"
Adj.1.determinative - having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative (or determinant) battle"
decisive - determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence"

determinative

adjective
1. Serving the function of deciding or settling with finality:
2. Determining or having the power to determine an outcome:
Translations

determinative

[dɪˈtɜːmɪnətɪv]
A. ADJdeterminativo
B. Ndeterminativo m

determinative

(Gram)
nDeterminativ(um) nt
adjdeterminativ

determinative

[dɪˈtɜːmɪnətɪv]
1. adj (determining) → determinante (Gram) → determinativo/a
2. n (Gram) = determiner
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Second, he claims that words such as few, little, many are determinatives rather than pronouns.
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Finally, some hieroglyphs have different meanings in different contexts; they can represent sounds, objects, ideas, or act as determinatives.
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It should also prove valuable for those concerned with the more general topics of the semantic use of determinatives, the narrative structure of Egyptian texts, and the nature of Egyptian law.
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In terms of the system of categories of Anderson (1997), as extended in Anderson (2003), determinatives are represented as{N}: they are characterised as a primary category or word class by the sole presence of the notional feature of referentiality.
They disagree, however, with a number of particulars related to the description of determinatives.
shortening the term to determinatives [small caps added] (the "determinatifs" of the French grammarians) firstly because there are divergent opinions as to whether they are adjectives or pronouns, and secondly, because most of the members of this category may be used indifferently as pronouns or as modifiers of nouns.
There are also helpful excursuses on deciphering characters, the varying placement of determinatives, and phonetic borrowings.
105 and 366-67): The determinative of h[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]w, "excess" (line 6) is better transcribed as "book-roll plus plural strokes.
Part II, verse 2: instead of the divine determinative, read the guinea-fowl (first part of nhh "eternity").