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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. [1913 Webster] Quantity of words and a determinate number of feet. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Conclusive; decisive; positive. [1913 Webster] The determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God. --Acts ii. 23. [1913 Webster] 3. Determined or resolved upon. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] My determinate voyage. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Of determined purpose; resolute. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] More determinate to do than skillful how to do. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]