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  • n  an argument that is conclusive
  • n  one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
  • n  a determining or causal element or factor

  • If we accept that the potential harm to our troops in the field is the determiner in our rationale regarding state censorship of information, what truly differentiates such a .
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    July 17, 2013 - Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

  • Sam Palmisano in domain-B
    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.
  • David Emerson in
    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."

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