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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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