Definition of predeterminant in US English:

predeterminant

noun

  • A predetermining factor, circumstance, etc.

adjective

  • Having the quality of predetermining something.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin praedeterminant-, praedeterminans, present participle of praedeterminare. In later use probably from pre- + determinant, after predetermine. With use as adjective compare earlier predetermining and also predeterminative.

Pronunciation

predeterminant

/ˌpriːdɪˈtəːmɪnənt/