**De*ter"mi*nate** (?), a. [L. *determinatus*, p. p. of *determinare*. See Determine.]

**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.
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***De*ter"mi*nate** (?), v. t.

To bring to an end; to determine. See Determine.

[Obs.]

The sly, slow hours shall not **determinate**
The dateless limit of thy dear exile.
*Shak.*

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