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determinant

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  • n  a determining or causal element or factor
    education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life
  • n  the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself
  • n  a square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations
  • s  having the power or quality of deciding
    the determinative (or determinant) battle

  • The Commission's "social determinants" cover a vast territory, encompassing virtually every factor that can be changed in a person's life by applying reasonable political and .
  • This includes involvement in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, a study of environmental determinants of physical activity and inactivity patterns and obesity .
  • However, even though it is an extremely powerful determinant, partisanship is not really an immediate determinant of congressional vote choice.
News & Articles

  • 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.        
    June 26, 2013 - The Motley Fool
Quotes

  • Manmohan Singh in Reuters
    Singh said the manner of Europe's handling of its debt problems would be "a major determinant of which way the world economy evolves."
  • Geoff Dixon in The Age
    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.
  • Adm William Fallon in The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
    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...

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