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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

determinate

[də′tər·mə·nət]
(science and technology)
Bounded by definite limits.
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Rather, they are merely functional elements in a system, and their identity or determinateness is rooted only in this system of appearances.
Determinateness entails opposition, negation, and finitude.
In orthodox quantum mechanics, this freedom to choose certain actions constitutes an essential part of the process of removing the aspects of quantum macroscopic indeterminateness that conflict with the determinateness of our actual experiences.
It is therefore not the absolute absolute but the absolute in a determinateness, or it is the attribute.
Medieval speculation about "vegetative" "animal" and "rational" stages has been replaced by knowledge of human development as a gradual and gapless process by which the newly conceived human being develops (by a self-directed, gradual, and gapless process) from the embryonic into and through the fetal, infant, child, and adolescent stages, and into adulthood with his or her distinctness, unity, determinateness, and identity fully intact.
Here Coleridge anticipates Hegel, who defines "the philosophic conception of the beautiful" as one which "must contain, reconciled within it, the two extremes [of particularity and universality] by combining metaphysical universality with the determinateness of real particularity.
This becomes particularly the case in the location of the sublime within the symbolic: the sublime as a "flight beyond the determinateness of appearance" is scarcely different from the romantic which "takes flight out of externality back into itself" (A, 1:303, 301).
For example: "The quality that identifies a rule and distinguishes it from a standard is the quality of determinateness.
which breaks itself up into the extremes; and each extreme is this interchange of its own determinateness, and complete transition into the opposite" (1967, 230-231).
Perhaps more seriously, Wood also criticizes "what he sees as the resolution, the determinateness, the closure" of Boyd's interpretation.
Lawn (1989) suggested that in tropical legumes, relative partitioning of photoassimilates into reproductive organs or vegetative organs after the start of flowering depends on the degree of determinateness (preference for partitioning to seed) and that photothermal regimes have a direct influence on the expression of determinateness.

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