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 for determinative
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Determinative \De*ter"mi*na*tive\, n.
     That which serves to determine.
     [1913 Webster]
           Explanatory determinatives . . . were placed after
           words phonetically expressed, in order to serve as an
           aid to the reader in determining the meaning. --I.
                                                    Taylor (The
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Determinative \De*ter"mi*na*tive\, a. [Cf. F. d['e]terminatif.]
     Having power to determine; limiting; shaping; directing;
     [1913 Webster]
           Incidents . . . determinative of their course. --I.
     [1913 Webster]
     Determinative tables (Nat. Hist.), tables presenting the
        specific character of minerals, plants, etc., to assist in
        determining the species to which a specimen belongs.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial
             experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative
             (or determinant) battle" [syn: deciding(a),
             determinant, determinative, determining(a)]
      n 1: one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the
           referents of noun phrases [syn: determiner,
      2: a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an
         important determinant of one's outlook on life" [syn:
         determinant, determiner, determinative, determining
         factor, causal factor]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  140 Moby Thesaurus words for "determinative":
     absolute, adducible, admissible, antecedents, arrowhead, article,
     assuring, attestative, attestive, authentic, authoritative, base,
     based on, basis, behind the scenes, bordering, borderline,
     boundary, bounding, call, caudal, causal, causation, causative,
     cause, cause and effect, certain, character, circumstantial,
     coastal, conclusive, constitutive, convictional, convincing,
     cumulative, cuneiform, damning, decisive, definite article,
     definitive, demotic character, determinant, determiner,
     determining, documentary, documented, effectual, element, endmost,
     etiological, etiology, eventual, evidential, evidentiary, ex parte,
     extreme, eye-witness, factor, factual, farthest, final, firsthand,
     formative, founded on, fringing, frontier, grammalogue, ground,
     grounded on, grounds, hearsay, hieratic symbol, hieroglyph,
     hieroglyphic, hieroglyphics, hiragana, ideogram, ideograph,
     implicit, impressive, incontrovertible, indefinite article,
     indicative, indisputable, institutive, irrefutable, irresistible,
     kana, katakana, last, limbic, liminal, limit, limiting, littoral,
     logogram, logograph, marginal, material, noun determiner,
     nuncupative, occasion, occasional, ogham, originative,
     overwhelming, persuasive, phonetic, phonetic symbol, pictogram,
     pictograph, pivotal, polar, presumptive, principle, probative,
     radical, reliable, rimming, rune, satisfactory, satisfying,
     shorthand, significant, skirting, stimulus, suggestive, sure,
     symptomatic, tail, telling, terminal, terminating, terminative,
     threshold, ultimate, valid, wedge, weighty, word letter

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