—adj., v., -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
1. having defined limits; definite.
2. settled; positive.
3. conclusive; final.
5. Bot.(of an inflorescence) having the primary and each secondary axis ending in a flower or bud, thus preventing further elongation.
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.
1. to make certain of.
2. to identify.
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