determinative

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

de·ter·mi·na·tive

adjective \-ˈtər-mə-ˌnā-tiv, -ˈtər-mə-nə-\

Definition of DETERMINATIVE

:  having power or tendency to determine :  tending to fix, settle, or define something <regard experiments as determinative of the principles from which deductions could be made — S. F. Mason>
determinative noun

First Known Use of DETERMINATIVE

1655

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