The first step that is necessary to take is to make clear the etymological origin of the determining term. In that sense, we will have to say that it emanates from Latin, and more exactly from the verb "determine", which can be translated as "accurately expressing an idea." This Latin word is made up of two clearly delimited parts: the prefix "of", which is synonymous with "direction of something from top to bottom", and the verb "terminare", which is equivalent to "setting a limit".
Determinant is what determines . The verb decide , meanwhile, refers to setting the terms of something, pointing out something for some purpose, taking a resolution , distinguish or discern.
For example: "The play of the uncollected penalty was decisive for the development of the match", "Experts believe that the president's support will be decisive in the next elections", "The words of my parents are decisive in my decisions".
In the linguistics , a determinant is a morpheme which, adjacent to the noun phrase, quantifies or specializes it to form with it a determining phrase. The determinants, therefore, point to an object and define its meaning.
The linguistic determinants they are divided into updaters , quantifiers , interrogative / exclamatory and default . The expression “I already read the whole book” includes the default "everything", which sets the scope of the sentence to the entire "book". The sentence “I liked the book”, for its part, presents the updating determinant "he", while “I want double servings of potatoes” exhibits the quantifying determinant "double".
As for the interrogative or exclamatory determinants, they are those that are included in expressions such as "What a problem!" or "How many players?".
In the same way, we cannot ignore the existence of these other commonly used determinants:
• Demonstrative, which accompany the nouns and which aims to make clear the distance or proximity of these to the recipients. Examples are "this", "that" or "that".
• Possessive. These determinants, as their own name indicates, are those that not only go along with the name but also indicate whether it belongs to one or more people. Therefore, among those are "ours" or "you", among others.
• Numerals, whose main function is to quantify precisely and establish an order of placement. Among these determinants, which can be ordinal or cardinal as well as fractional or multiplicative, are "ten", "fourth", "second" ...
In the field of math , determinant is an expression obtained from the application of the elements of a square matrix according to certain rules. It can be said that the determinant is an alternate multilinear form.
In the same way, within the mathematical scope, we cannot ignore the existence of what is known as the attachment of a determinant. This we can say that it is the smallest complementary that it has and it is needed, to be able to calculate it, to make use of different functions that are based on the use of the + and - symbols.
For one database , a determinant is an attribute on which another attribute depends functionally. This second attribute, therefore, makes no sense without the presence of the first.