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Determining factor   /dɪtˈərmənɪŋ fˈæktər/   Listen
Determining factor

A determining or causal element or factor.  Synonyms: causal factor, determinant, determinative, determiner.
An argument that is conclusive.  Synonyms: clincher, determiner.

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"Determining factor" Quotes from Famous Books

... dress she decides between ornateness and simplicity as a determining factor in the lives of her pupils both for the present and for the years to come. In this she feels that she is but doing her part in helping to determine the trend and quality of civilization. She is reading such books as she hopes to ...
— The Vitalized School • Francis B. Pearson

... 126, and so came to be written into narratives of mediation proposals. Richardson, II, 345, gives the correct date. Rhodes' supposition that Seward's instructions of August 2 became known to Russell and were the determining factor in altering his ...
— Great Britain and the American Civil War • Ephraim Douglass Adams

... possession nor honestly submit her claims to the only possible arbiter, the Tsar of Russia. Finding herself one against two, she tried a coup de main on both fronts, failed, and brought on a second Balkan war, in which a new determining factor, Rumania, intervened at a critical moment to decide the issue against her. The Ottoman armies recovered nearly all they had lost in eastern and central Thrace, including Adrianople, almost without firing a shot, and were not ill pleased to ...
— The Balkans - A History Of Bulgaria—Serbia—Greece—Rumania—Turkey • Nevill Forbes, Arnold J. Toynbee, D. Mitrany, D.G. Hogarth

... better chance for leadership to the average college man or woman than does the farm. Take, for instance, politics. The majority of our states are agricultural states. The majority of our counties are agricultural counties. The agricultural vote is the determining factor in a large proportion of our elections. It follows inevitably that honest, strong farmers with the talent for leadership and the ability to handle themselves in competition with other political leaders have a marvelously fine chance for ...
— Chapters in Rural Progress • Kenyon L. Butterfield

Words linked to "Determining factor" :   statement, influence, cognitive factor, argument, decisive factor

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