determiner determiner

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an argument that is conclusive
  2. (n) one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
  3. (n) a determining or causal element or factor

Usage(s):

  1. It can't be that the location of the presser is the determiner of the quality of serious interrogation by the Fourth Estate of the man granted high authority by the electorate.
  2. Sir: From the Bay of Pigs fiasco, President Kennedy learned that it is vital to our security that a President be a forceful and intelligent leader, the sole determiner of policy.

News

  • AL gets it done

    I’ll freely admit I’m not a fan of using the All-Star Game as a determiner as to which league gets to host the World Series. I thought the practice of alternating WS homefield advantage every other year proved to be the fairest method — especially with only one league using the designated hitter.
    on July 18, 2013     Source: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

Quotes

  1. "A key determiner of where and how work will move around the world is economic - cost and profit potential, but costs aren't the only factor," said Samuel J Palmisano, chairman, president and CEO, IBM Corporation.
    on May 8, 2007 By: Sam Palmisano Source: domain-B

  2. On CTV Newsnet Sunday, Emerson said "We don't expect the measures we've imposed so far to be the final determiner of what will happen in Zimbabwe, rather this is signal that had to be sent."
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: David Emerson Source: CTV.ca

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