Determiner vs Det - What's the difference?

determiner | det | abbreviation |

Determiner is an abbreviation of det.

As verbs the difference between determiner and det

is that determiner is to determine, establish while det is .

As a noun det is





(en noun)
  • (grammar) A member of a class of words functioning in a noun phrase to identify or distinguish a referent without describing or modifying it. Examples of determiners include articles (a, the), demonstratives (this, those), cardinal numbers (three, fifty), and indefinite numerals (most, any, each).
  • (grammar) A dependent function in a noun phrase marking the NP as definite or indefinite. This function is usually filled by words in the determinative class but may be filled by other elements such as a genitive pronoun.
  • Something that determines, or helps someone to determine, something else.
  • * 1901 : Azel Ames, The Mayflower and Her Log
  • The "steel-yards" and "measures" were the only determiners of weight and quantity — as the hour-glass and sun dial were of time — possessed at first (so far as appears) by the passengers of the Pilgrim ship,


    * (word class) determinative

    Derived terms

    * (in grammar) determiner phrase

    See also

    * * * article * demonstrative


    determiner in Huddleston & Pullum, 2002. CUP. ----




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