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determinate

1. 
a. able to be predicted or deduced
b. (of an effect) obeying the law of causality
2. Botany (of an inflorescence) having the main and branch stems ending in flowers and unable to grow further; cymose
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determinate

[də′tər·mə·nət]
(science and technology)
Bounded by definite limits.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I equate "law" with rules that settle determinately what must be done.
This scepticism presents a challenge for those wanting to defend accounts of language where words are determinately attached to meanings, or refer to particular individuals or kinds, as well as undermining non-theoretic conceptions of language and communication.
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The difficulty in determinately communicating objective truths through texts also became a common theme in arguments against medieval and early modern attempts to organize Jewish law into code-like texts.
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Yet, while these thinkers seem to be purely at odds, Goodman's careful exploration of Edwards' influences and affinities indicates in the theologian a determinately materialist and empiricist bent.
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