determiner

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noun de·ter·min·er \-ˈtər-mə-nər\

Definition of determiner

  1. :  one that determines: as a :  gene b :  a word (as an article, possessive, demonstrative, or quantifier) that makes specific the denotation of a noun phrase

Circa 1530

First Known Use of determiner

circa 1530


DETERMINER Defined for English Language Learners

determiner

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noun de·ter·min·er \-ˈtər-mə-nər\

Definition of determiner for English Language Learners

  • grammar : a word (such as “a,” “the,” “some,” “any,” “my,” or “your”) that comes before a noun and is used to show which thing is being referred to


DETERMINER Defined for Kids

determiner

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noun de·ter·min·er \di-ˈtər-mə-nər\

Definition of determiner for Students

  1. :  a word belonging to a group of noun modifiers that can occur before descriptive adjectives modifying the same noun <“The” in “the red house” is a determiner.>


Medical Dictionary

determiner

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noun de·ter·min·er \-ˈtərm-(ə-)nər\

Medical Definition of determiner

  1. :  gene


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