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Adjective: determinate  di'tur-mi-nut
  1. 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. (botany) not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex
    "determinate growth"
  3. Supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement
    "a determinate answer to the problem";
    - definitive

See also: conclusive, constant, cymose, fixed

Antonym: indeterminate, undetermined

Encyclopedia: Determinate