Meaning of determinative
Pronunciation: (di-tûr'mu-nā"tiv, -nu-tiv), [key]
- serving to determine; determining.
- something that determines.
- a graphic symbol used in ideographic writing to denote a semantic class and written next to a word to indicate in what semantic category that word is to be understood, thus at times distinguishing homographs.
- determinative (Thesaurus)