determining factor

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Noun1.determining factor - a determining or causal element or factordetermining factor - 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"
2.determining factor - 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"
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Let's be clear, Walcott was not the determining factor, the determining factor was Almunia, who saved 12,000 balls," the 39-year-old said.
Summary: The English weather could be the determining factor against the relocated Indian Premier League being played in England.
and Kosebalaban (political science, Lake Forest College) and 10 contributors take issue with what appears to be a commonly-held belief that Wahhabism was the determining factor in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack and other acts of terrorist violence.
The possibilities that lie beneath the surface could be the determining factor in deciding whether an acquisition is a sound one.
If chronological age was a determining factor in tire performance, the data would have shown a spike of tires removed from service after a particular time.
Mansueto reportedly outbid The Economist Group for the two magazines with his willingness to continue publishing "Fast Company" the determining factor.
Dawn Over Baghdad is highly recommended reading--especially in the current American political season where American involvement in Iraqi could well be the determining factor in our national elections this coming November.
Melt equipment--furnace type, manufacturer, and production rate (this is a determining factor in the 'turn-over' of the system sand);
It's a state law, and that should be the determining factor.
If compensation were, in fact, one of its objectives, the system would make need a determining factor in whether it would give parties recoveries; but that is not the case .
Proficiency in the English language is also a determining factor in students' success in distance learning.