1. [ noun ] a determining or causal element or factor
Synonyms: causal_factor determining_factor determinative determiner

"education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"

Related terms: cognitive_factor influence clincher specify
2. [ adjective ] having the power or quality of deciding
Synonyms: determining deciding determinative crucial

"the crucial experiment" "cast the deciding vote" "the determinative (or determinant) battle"

Related terms: decisive
3. [ noun ] (mathematics) a square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations
Related terms: square_matrix
Similar spelling:   determinate