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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeterminatede‧ter‧mi‧nate /dɪˈtɜːmənət $ -ɜːr-/ adjective  LIMIT formal definite or with an exact limit opp indeterminate a determinate prison sentence of five years
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determinateBut like Many saidi, when his pride or dignity were crossed he was capable of fierce anger and determinate action.All we require is a well-defined concept that makes R determinate and is consistent with symmetry.Thus, it is clear that normal speakers do not have a determinate concept of the things these words denote.There is no determinate object, then, which we can call the meaning of this sentence.A demise for years is a contract for the exclusive possession and profit of land for some determinate period.Also receiving determinate prison sentences are those whose offence is reduced to manslaughter on a combined plea of provocation and diminished responsibility.Consequently there are no cases in our books which show what the appropriate determinate sentence is specifically for that offence.
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