2. Resolutely; unchangeably.
Being determinately . . . bent to marry.Sir P. Sidney.
(De*ter"mi*nate*ness), n. State of being determinate.
(De*ter`mi*na"tion) n. [L. determinatio boundary, end: cf. F. détermination.]
1. The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
2. Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
A speedy determination of that war.Ludlow.
3. Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
Remissness can by no means consist with a constant determination of the will . . . to the greatest
4. The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
He only is a well-made man who has a good determination.Emerson.
5. The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
6. That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
So bloodthirsty a determination to obtain convictions.Hallam.
7. (Med.) A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
8. (Physical Sciences) The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume,
weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination
of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air.
9. (Logic) (a) The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents. (b) The
addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; the opposite of generalization.
10. (Nat. Hist.) The act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the
referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted
to a friend for the determination of most of these shells.
Syn. Decision; conclusion; judgment; purpose; resolution; resolve; firmness. See Decision.
(De*ter"mi*na*tive) a. [Cf. F. déterminatif.] Having power to determine; limiting; shaping; directing; conclusive.
Incidents . . . determinative of their course.I. Taylor. Determinative tables (Nat. Hist.), tables presenting the specific character of minerals, plants, etc., to
assist in determining the species to which a specimen belongs.
(De*ter"mi*na*tive) n. That which serves to determine.
Explanatory determinatives . . . were placed after words phonetically expressed, in order to serve as
an aid to the reader in determining the meaning.I. Taylor (The Alphabet).
(De*ter"mi*na`tor) n. [L.] One who determines. [R.] Sir T. Browne.