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[ adjective ] having the power or quality of deciding

Examples

"the crucial experiment" "cast the deciding vote" "the determinative (or determinant) battle"

Used in print

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

Nevertheless , the theory that the determining influence of the hypothalamic balance has a profound influence on the clinical behavior of neuropsychiatric patients has not_yet been tested on an adequate number of patients .

Related terms

decisive

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