Determinative

Definition of Determinative

De`ter´mi`na`tive
a.1.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.
n.1.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).

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