pre·​de·​ter·​min·​er ˌprē-di-ˈtər-mə-nər How to pronounce predeterminer (audio)
: a limiting noun modifier (such as both or all) characterized by occurrence before the determiner in a noun phrase

Examples of predeterminer in a Sentence

In the phrase “for all their trouble,” the word “their” is a determiner and the word “all” is a predeterminer.

Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of predeterminer was in 1957

Dictionary Entries Near predeterminer

Cite this Entry

“Predeterminer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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