Definition of determinate:
hard, set, narrow, conclusive, flat, classical, stable, final, defined, factual, hard-and-fast, frozen, circumscribed, cymose, limited, objective, inexpugnable, unequivocal, authoritative, measured, bounded, fixed, definitive, authentic, definite, restricted, definitely, finite, true, realistic, classic, firm, settled, undeniable, certain.
Even on the late meeting of Parliament, nothing determinate could be drawn from him, or from any of his associates, until you had actually passed the short money bill,- which measure they flattered themselves, and assured others, you would never come up to.- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- "American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History", John Fiske.
In studying the various types of imagination we have always been careful to note that every mode of creation may be reduced, as regards its beginnings, to a tendency, a want, a special, determinate desire.- "Essay on the Creative Imagination", Th. Ribot.