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De·ter·mi·nate a.

1. Having defined limits; not uncertain or arbitrary; fixed; established; definite.

*Quantity of words and a determinate number of feet.* --*Dryden.*

2. Conclusive; decisive; positive.

*The determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God.* --*Acts ii. 23.*

3. Determined or resolved upon. [Obs.]

*My determinate voyage.* --*Shak.*

4. Of determined purpose; resolute. [Obs.]

*More determinate to do than skillful how to do.* --*Sir P. Sidney.*

**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.