Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being determinate.
  • noun The condition of being determined or characterized.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Determinateness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare Determinateness.

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  • noun The ability to be completely determined in a definite way; the quality of being determinate.
  • noun mathematics (game theory) The study of the circumstances under which a game has a winning strategy.

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Examples

  • To make a purely formal appeal to an absent "determinacy" is a meaningless proposition, since to talk of

    The Melancholic Gift: Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Philosophy and Fiction

  • But we do not know if determinacy is true or false, and we cannot perform any experiment to answer the question.

    Bunny and a Book

  • Determinacy warp: Where alethic quirks defy credibility, epistemic quirks defy determinacy.

    Notes Toward a Theory of Narrative Modality

  • Determinacy warp: Where alethic quirks defy credibility, epistemic quirks defy determinacy.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Part of what makes equilibrium warp thornier and harder to explain is that with credibility and determinacy warp you're dealing with possibility and actuality, challenges to which can be resolved by filling in gapstory, rendering the story choate.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Warp morphing: The credibility warp of an alethic quirk may be translated to determinacy warp by interrogating the actuality of appearances.

    Notes Toward a Theory of Narrative Modality

  • Warp morphing: The credibility warp of an alethic quirk may be translated to determinacy warp by interrogating the actuality of appearances.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Sway: While credibility warp and determinacy warp are qualities of the narrative as read, it is a practical shorthand to talk of them as features in the text itself.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Partial/Total: Conventionally, fantastique employs partial warp morphing, placing credibility and determinacy warps in equipoise, while mystery fiction employs total warp morphing, recasting all alethic quirks as cryptica.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Partial/Total: Conventionally, fantastique employs partial warp morphing, placing credibility and determinacy warps in equipoise, while mystery fiction employs total warp morphing, recasting all alethic quirks as cryptica.

    Notes Toward a Theory of Narrative Modality

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