The definition of a determiner is a person that gives a final decision, or a word that modifies a noun or adjective.
An example of a determiner is a Supreme Court Judge.
An example of a determiner are words such as any, my or both.
One that determines.
(grammar) A word belonging to a group of noun modifiers, which includes articles, demonstratives, possessive adjectives, and words such as any, both, or whose, and, in English, occupying the first position in a noun phrase or following another determiner.
Anything that determines.
(gram.) A word, such as a, the, this, each, some, either, or my, that determines the use of a noun without essentially modifying it and is placed before a descriptive adjective.
(grammar) A member of a class of words functioning in a noun phrase to identify or distinguish a referent without describing or modifying it. [from 1945] Examples of determiners include articles (a, the), demonstratives (this, those), cardinal numbers (three, fifty), and indefinite numerals (most, any, each).
Origin of determiner
- determine + -er