determining factor


determining factor
noun
1. a determining or causal element or factor (Freq. 1)
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education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life

Derivationally related forms: ↑determinative (for: ↑determinative), ↑determine (for: ↑determiner), ↑determinant (for: ↑determinant), ↑determine (for: ↑determinant)
Hypernyms: ↑cognitive factor
Hyponyms: ↑clincher, ↑decisive factor, ↑influence
2. an argument that is conclusive
Syn: ↑clincher, ↑determiner
Derivationally related forms: ↑determine (for: ↑determiner)
Hypernyms: ↑argument, ↑statement

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