determinate determinate  /dɪ ˈtɜr mə ˌneɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause
  2. (adj) not continuing to grow indefinitely at the apex
  3. (adj) supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement

Antonyms(s)

Usage(s):

  1. It assumes that the laws of war are as determinate as those about assault or murder in the domestic realm.
  2. The key determinate of elections is of course the candidates and the campaigns they run, and two events this week suggest this could be a problem for Democrats in 2006.

News

  1. Greenfield man, harness racing trainer, found guilty of criminal sexPublished Aug. 3, 2013

    BALLSTON SPA — Successful harness racing trainer Brian D. Allen was found guilty recently of having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl who spent the night at his house babysitting his young daughter. He was sentenced to a determinate term of three years in prison.
    on August 2, 2013     Source: The Saratogian

  2. Illegal immigrant sentenced to 11 years in Saratoga Springs sexual assault

    BALLSTON SPA — Antonio Lopez-Bautista, an immigrant who entered the country illegally and attacked and sexually assaulted a 67-year-old woman on the city’s west side last May, was sentenced Monday to spend a determinate sentence of 11 years in jail.
    on July 30, 2013     Source: The Saratogian

  3. Teen who assaulted 67-year-old to be deported after serving time in prison

    BALLSTON SPA — Antonio Lopez-Bautista, an immigrant who entered the country illegally and attacked and sexually assaulted a 67-year-old woman on the city’s west side last May, was sentenced Monday to spend a determinate sentence of 11 years in jail.
    on July 30, 2013     Source: The Troy Record

Quotes

  1. "This election will be determinate not only for the next four years but will give a path for the next 40 years," Dion said in a telephone interview with the Montreal Gazette.
    on Jul 25, 2008 By: Stephane Dion Source: Canada.com

  2. In this case, as in every one, Ronald Reagan said it best: "The ultimate determinate in the struggle now going on for the world will not be bombs and rockets but a test of wills and ideas - a trial of spiritual resolve, the values we hold, the...
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Ronald Reagan Source: Georgetown University The Hoya

  3. "It is becoming an increasingly obvious fact of economic history that the development of economic systems which concentrate on the common good depends on a determinate ethical system, which in turn can be born and sustained only by strong religious...
    on Nov 25, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Investor's Business Daily (subscription)

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