de·​ter·​mi·​na·​tor di-ˈtər-mə-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce determinator (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web While we are encouraged from an early age to get good grades and increase our general life skills, the likeability factor of our personalities is often overlooked as a critical determinator of our long-term career success. Cathy Lanzalaco, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2022 Still, Colorado brings the reform one step, or nine votes, closer to making the popular vote as a presidential determinator a reality. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, 5 Nov. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1556, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of determinator was in 1556

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Cite this Entry

“Determinator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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