**The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:**

Determinate \De*ter"mi*nate\, a. [L. determinatus, p. p. of
determinare. See Determine.]
1. Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed;
established; definite.
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Quantity of words and a determinate number of feet.
--Dryden.
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2. Conclusive; decisive; positive.
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The determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God.
--Acts ii. 23.
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3. Determined or resolved upon. [Obs.]
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My determinate voyage. --Shak.
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4. Of determined purpose; resolute. [Obs.]
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More determinate to do than skillful how to do.
--Sir P.
Sidney.
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Determinate inflorescence (Bot.), that in which the
flowering commences with the terminal bud of a stem, which
puts a limit to its growth; -- also called centrifugal
inflorescence.
Determinate problem (Math.), a problem which admits of a
limited number of solutions.
Determinate quantities, Determinate equations (Math.),
those that are finite in the number of values or
solutions, that is, in which the conditions of the problem
or equation determine the number.
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