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: one that determines: such as
: a word (such as an article, possessive, demonstrative, or quantifier) that makes specific the denotation of a noun phrase
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circa 1530, in the meaning defined above
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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
See the full definition for determiner in the English Language Learners Dictionary
: 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.
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living or existing for a long time
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