determiner

noun de·ter·min·er \ -ˈtər-mə-nər \

Definition of determiner

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

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First Known Use of determiner

circa 1530

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DETERMINER Defined for English Language Learners

determiner

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

noun de·ter·min·er \ di-ˈtər-mə-nər \

Definition of determiner for Students

: 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

noun de·ter·min·er \ -ˈtərm-(ə-)nər \

medical Definition of determiner

: gene

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