Determinate is defined as something with a precise or exact form or limit.(adjective)
Something that can only grow to a certain limit is an example of something that would be described as growing to a determinate limit.
See determinate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < L determinatus, pp. of determinare: see determine
See determinate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Latin dēterminātus
Origin: , past participle of dētermināre, to determine; see determine.
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