determinant determinant  /dɪ ˈtɜr mə nənt/


  1. (n) a determining or causal element or factor
  2. (n) the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
  3. (n) a square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations
  4. (adj) having the power or quality of deciding


  1. However, even though it is an extremely powerful determinant, partisanship is not really an immediate determinant of congressional vote choice.
  2. But it's hardly the main determinant of real reform: It's more the most politically controversial element of reform.
  3. What Congress is now considering is whether to make income alone the determinant of Medicaid coverage.


  • Corporate Culture: Does It Matter?

    While culture is considered to be a big part of the success of companies such as Whole Foods, it was not found to be a determinant of success across the board.        
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool


  1. Singh said the manner of Europe's handling of its debt problems would be "a major determinant of which way the world economy evolves."
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Reuters

  2. "The biggest determinant in this industry without a doubt is fuel and who would know where fuel could be in three years time," Mr Dixon said.
    on Aug 20, 2008 By: Geoff Dixon Source: The Age

  3. "Recommendations will consider the existing security situation, progress of the ISF (Iraqi Security Forces) and their readiness to assume responsibility for security," Fallon said. "The conditions on the ground will be a major determinant of...
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Adm William Fallon Source: The Plain Dealer -

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