determinateness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

determinate +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

determinateness (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being determinate.
    • 1852, Herman Melville, Pierre; or, The Ambiguities
      The pale, inscrutable determinateness, and flinchless intrepidity of Pierre, now began to domineer upon them; for any social unusualness or greatness is sometimes most impressive in the retrospect.

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