What is Determinating?

Determinating definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
having defined limits; definite.
settled; positive.
conclusive; final.

Botany. (of an inflorescence) having the primary and each secondary axis ending in a flower or bud, thus preventing further elongation.
Engineering. (of a structure) able to be analyzed completely by means of the principles of statics. (of a member of a structure) subject only to definite, known stresses. (of a stress) able to be determined through the principles of statics.

verb (used with object), de