Nouns (7)

causal factor, determining factor, determinative, determiner, determinant
n. a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
determinant
n. a square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations
determinant
n. attribute from which other attributes are dependent

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Adjectives (4)

determinant, determining, deciding, determinative
adj. having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative (or determinant) battle"

Fuzzynyms (34)

reason
n. a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion; "there is reason to believe he is lying"
circumstance
n. formal ceremony about important occasions; "pomp and circumstance"
reason
n. an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon; "the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly"
cause
n. events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something; "they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"
factor
n. anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"
catalyst
n. something that causes an important event to happen; "the invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country"
infrangible, inviolable, absolute
adj. not capable of being violated or infringed; "infrangible human rights"
certain
adj. reliable in operation or effect; "a quick and certain remedy"; "a sure way to distinguish the two"; "wood dust is a sure sign of termites"
certain, sure
adj. having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty; confident and assured; "felt certain of success"; "was sure (or certain) she had seen it"; "was very sure in his beliefs"; "sure of her friends"
determinate, definitive
adj. supplying or being a final or conclusive settlement; "a definitive verdict"; "a determinate answer to the problem"
convincing
adj. causing one to believe the truth of something; "a convincing story"; "a convincing manner"
important, crucial
adj. of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis; "a crucial moment in his career"; "a crucial election"; "a crucial issue for women"
undisputable, indisputable, incontestable
adj. not open to question; obviously true; "undeniable guilt"; "indisputable evidence of a witness"
positive, irrefutable, incontrovertible
adj. impossible to deny or disprove; "incontrovertible proof of the defendant's innocence"; "proof positive"; "an irrefutable argument"
definite, precise
adj. sharply exact or accurate or delimited; "a precise mind"; "specified a precise amount"; "arrived at the precise moment"
patent
adj. (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus"
proven, proved
adj. established beyond doubt; "a proven liar"; "a Soviet leader of proven shrewdness"
beyond doubt, indubitable
adj. too obvious to be doubted
unquestioned, undoubted, unchallenged, undisputed
adj. generally agreed upon; not subject to dispute; "the accepted interpretation of the poem"; "an accepted theory"; "the undisputed fact"

Synonyms (8)

beyond doubt, decided, unmistakable
adj. clearly evident to the mind; "his opposition to slavery was unmistakable"
fateful, fatal
adj. controlled or decreed by fate; predetermined; "a fatal series of events"
peremptory
adj. putting an end to all debate or action; "a peremptory decree"
resolute, unhesitating
adj. characterized by quickness and firmness; "his reply was unhesitating"

Antonyms (1)

indecisive
adj. not definitely settling something; "a long and indecisive war"

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