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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.
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1. able to be decided, fixed, or found out
2. (Law) law liable to termination under certain conditions; terminable
deˈterminably adv
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(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.
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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
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[dɪˈtɜːmɪnəbl] ADJdeterminable
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(Jur) → befristet
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[dɪˈtɜːmɪnəbl] adjdeterminabile
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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.
Adjusted earnings per share also exclude the Clean Energy Businesses' net mark-to-market effects, the amount of which will not be determinable until year end.
An event is an occurrence happening at a determinable time and place with the participation of human agents.
In general, a qualified plan "within the meaning of Section 401(a) is a plan established and maintained by an employer primarily to provide systematically for the payment of definitely determinable benefits to his employees over a period of years, usually for life, after retirement," the IRS notes.
Leverstein-Van Hall et al reported that E test is an accurate test but was limited by its in determinable results i.e.
The plots and cinematic narratives are the determinable factors in deciding which film can actually succeed internationally.
The two directions of fit are supposed to be determinations of one and the same determinable two-place relation, differing only in the ordering of favored terms.
His talk, entitled What are the Chances: The value of Coincidence, will explore the substance of chance, coincidence and determinable patterns in the world at large, looking at how randomness comes into our lives and how we can better understand it.
nursing directors) for 17 (2.8%), and not determinable for 38 (6.3%) authors.