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determinatives (grammar)

determinatives is a plural form of determinative

determinative (grammar)

Definition:

one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases

Class:

communication noun (communicative processes and contents)

Plural:

determinatives

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

determiner

Etymology:

(adjective); 1832 (Noun), from French déterminatif (15th century), from Latin...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of determinatives...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Determinative | taxogram | semagram

an ideogram used to mark semantic categories of words in logographic scripts which helps to disambiguate interpretation. They have no direct counterpart in spoken language, though they may derive historically from glyphs for real words, and... (36 of 533 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Determinative

Collins Dictionary:

determinative | determiner [less common, sense-specific] | deciding [synonym, sense-specific] | determinatively [adverb, derived]

able to or serving to settle or determine; deciding | a factor, circumstance, etc, that settles or determines | [grammar] a less common word for ... (23 of 356 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

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

Wiktionary:

determinative | determinatives [plural] | taxogram [synonym, sense-specific]

[linguistics] An ideogram used to mark semantic categories of words in logographic scripts. | [grammar] A word that typically functions as a determiner in a noun phrase; many also have other functions. | Determining (deciding) something. (34 of 80 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/determinative

Random House Dictionary:

determinative

serving to determine; determining. | something that determines. | a graphic symbol used in ideographic writing to denote a semantic class and written ... (21 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/determinative

Merriam-Webster:

determinative

having power or tendency to determine; tending to fix, settle, or define something (13 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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

Oxford Dictionary:

determinative

[predicate, law] : serving to define, qualify, or direct | [grammar] | another term for "determiner". (14 of 40 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/determinative

New World Dictionary:

determinative | determinatively [adverb, related]

determining or serving to determine | a thing or factor that determines (11 of 23 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/determinative

American Heritage Dictionary:

determinative | determinatively [adverb, related] | determinativeness [noun, related]

Tending, able, or serving to determine. | A determining factor. (9 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/determinative

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

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

Encarta Dictionary:

determinative | determinatives [plural] | determinatively [adverb, derived] | determinativeness [noun, derived]

able to determine something | a factor that determines something | Same as determiner (sense 1) (14 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861604142​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

determinative

First use: 1650s

Origin: (adjective); 1832 (Noun), from French déterminatif (15th century), from Latin determinat-, past participle stem of determinare.

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

New World Dictionary:

determinative

Origin: French déterminatif

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/determinative

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

determinative

Audio: British English pronunciation of "determinative"

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

the Free Dictionary:

determinative

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "determinative"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "determinative"

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

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/determinative

Google Dictionary:

determinative

Audio: English pronunciation of "determinative"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

determinative

Audio: North American pronunciation of "determinative"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=determ​08 word=determinative

YourDictionary Audio:

determinative

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

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