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determinant (cognitive factor)

Definition:

a determining or causal element or factor

Class:

cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

Related to:

determine

Plural:

determinants

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Examples:

clincher | influence

Usage example:

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

Etymology:

(adjective); 1680s (Noun), from Latin determinantem (nominative determinans),...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of determinant...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Determinacy

the study of under what circumstances one or the other player of a game must have a winning strategy, and the consequences of the existence of such strategies. The first sort of game we shall consider is the two-player game of perfect information of ... (44 of 2673 words)

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Collins Dictionary:

determinator

one who or that which determines (6 of 286 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/determinator

Merriam-Webster:

determiner | gene [synonym] | determinator [determiner]

one that determines: as ; "gene" ; a word (as an article, possessive, demonstrative, or quantifier) that makes specific the denotation of a noun ... (24 of 50 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/determiner

Random House Dictionary:

determiner | determinator [sense-specific]

a person or thing that determines. | [grammar] a member of a subclass of English limiting adjectival words that usually precede descriptive adjectives ... (22 of 50 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/determiner

New World Dictionary:

determiner | determinator

anything that determines | [grammar] a word, such as a, the, this, each, some, either, or my, that determines the use of a noun without essentially ... (25 of 38 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/determiner

Wiktionary:

determinator | determinators [plural]

A determining factor. | [obsolete] One who determines. (7 of 8 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/determinator

Oxford Dictionary:

determiner

a person or thing that determines or decides something. | [grammar] : a modifying word that determines the kind of reference a noun or noun group has, ... (26 of 77 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/determiner

Macmillan British Dictionary:

determiner [countable, linguistics] | determiners [plural]

a word used before a noun for showing which thing or things you are talking about. The words "a", "the", "this", "some", and "every" are determiners. (26 of 52 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/determiner

American Heritage Dictionary:

determiner | determinater

One that determines. | [grammar] A word belonging to a group of noun modifiers, which includes articles, demonstratives, possessive adjectives, and ... (20 of 45 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/determiner

Cambridge Dictionary:

determiner [specialized]

in grammar, a word which is used before a noun to show which particular example of the noun you are referring to (22 of 45 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/determiner

Columbia Encyclopedia:

determinant

a polynomial expression that is inherent in the entries of a square matrix. The size "n" of the square matrix, as determined from the number of ... (26 of 389 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0815307​.html

Britannica Encyclopedia:

determinant [mathematics]

in linear and multilinear algebra, a value, denoted det A, associated with a square matrix A of n rows and n columns. Designating any element of the ... (27 of 268 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/159505​/determinant

determinant [genetics]

in genetics, the term used in the late 19th century by the German biologist August Weismann to describe the component of hereditary material, or germ ... (25 of 34 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/159504​/determinant

Encarta Dictionary:

determiner | determiners [plural]

a word that appears before any descriptive adjective and decides the kind ... | somebody or something that determines something (19 of 56 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604145​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

determinant

First use: about 1600

Origin: (adjective); 1680s (Noun), from Latin determinantem (nominative determinans), present participle of determinare.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=determinant

Oxford Dictionary:

determinant

First use: early 17th century

Origin: Latin determinant- "determining", from the verb determinare (see "determine")

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/determinant

New World Dictionary:

determinant

Origin: Latin determinans, present participle of determinare

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/determinant

Wiktionary:

determiner | determiners [plural]

Origin: to determine + -er

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/determiner

determine | determined [past tense] | determining [present participle] | determines [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English determinen, from Old French determiner, French d├ęterminer, from Latin determinare ("to bound, limit, prescribe, fix, determine"), from de + terminare ("to limit"), from terminus... (26 of 28 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/determine

-er

Origin: Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ere (agent suffix), from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz... | Middle English -er, -ere, from Old English -ware (suffix denoting residency or meaning "inhabitant... (27 of 191 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/-er

determinator | determinators [plural]

Origin: Latin

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Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

determinant

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "determinant"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/determinant

determiner

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "determiner"

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

determinant [countable, formal] | determinants [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "determinant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/determinant

determiner [countable, linguistics] | determiners [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "determiner"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/determiner

Macmillan American Dictionary:

determinant [countable, formal] | determinants [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "determinant"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/determinant

determiner [countable, linguistics] | determiners [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "determiner"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/determiner

the Free Dictionary:

determinant

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "determinant"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "determinant"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "determinant" by speech synthesizer

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determiner

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "determiner"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "determiner" by speech synthesizer

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Determinator

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Google Dictionary:

determinant | determinants [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "determinant"

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determiner | determiners [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "determiner"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

determinant

Audio: North American pronunciation of "determinant"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=determ​04 word=determinant

determiner

Audio: North American pronunciation of "determiner"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=determ​14 word=determiner

determinator

Audio: North American pronunciation of "determinator"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=determ​09 word=determinator

YourDictionary Audio:

determinant

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "determinant" by speech synthesizer

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determiner

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "determiner" by speech synthesizer

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determinator

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "determinator" by speech synthesizer

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Cambridge Dictionary:

determiner [specialized]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "determiner"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "determiner"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/determiner

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