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Meaning of determiner by Wiktionary Dictionary



    to determine + -er


    determiner ( plural: determiners )

    1. ( grammar ) A member of a class of words functioning in a noun phrase to identify or distinguish a referent without describing or modifying it. Examples of determiners include articles ( a, the ), demonstratives ( this, those ), cardinal numbers ( three, fifty ), and indefinite numerals ( most, any, each ) .
    2. ( grammar ) A dependent function in a noun phrase marking the NP as definite or indefinite. This function is usually filled by words in the determinative class but may be filled by other elements such as a genitive pronoun .
    3. Something that determines, or helps someone to determine, something else.



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    determiner in The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language Huddleston & Pullum, 2002. CUP .

Explanation of determiner by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a determining or causal element or factor

    2. one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases

    3. an argument that is conclusive