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English noun: determiner

1. determiner (communication) an argument that is conclusive

Synonymsclincher, determining factor

Broader (hypernym)argument, statement

2. determiner (communication) one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases


Broader (hypernym)closed-class word, function word

Narrower (hyponym)article

3. determiner (cognition) a determining or causal element or factor

SamplesEducation is an important determinant of one's outlook on life.

Synonymscausal factor, determinant, determinative, determining factor

Broader (hypernym)cognitive factor

Narrower (hyponym)clincher, decisive factor, influence

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