1. [ noun ] (grammar,linguistics) one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
Synonyms: determinative
Related terms: function_word article specify
2. [ noun ] an argument that is conclusive
Synonyms: determining_factor clincher
Related terms: argument settle
3. [ noun ] a determining or causal element or factor
Synonyms: determinant causal_factor determining_factor determinative

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

Related terms: cognitive_factor influence clincher specify
Similar spelling:   determine