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de•ter•mi•nate



Pronunciation: (
adj.di-tûr'mu-nit;
v.di-tûr'mu-nāt"),
[key]
adj., v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.


adj.
1. having defined limits; definite.
2. settled; positive.
3. conclusive; final.
4. resolute.
5. Bot.(of an inflorescence) having the primary and each secondary axis ending in a flower or bud, thus preventing further elongation.
6. Engin.
a. (of a structure) able to be analyzed completely by means of the principles of statics.
b. (of a member of a structure) subject only to definite, known stresses.
c. (of a stress) able to be determined through the principles of statics.

v.t.
1. to make certain of.
2. to identify.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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