Definition of determinate
- a determinate period of time
- a determinate order of precedence
- determinate tomato plants
a determinate period of time
a determinate order of succession to the throne
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'determinate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: definitely known or decided
What made you want to look up determinate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).