From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeterminantde‧ter‧mi‧nant /dɪˈtɜːmɪnənt $ -ɜːr-/ noun [countable] CAUSE formal something that strongly influences what you do or how you behavedeterminant of Social class is a major determinant of consumer spending patterns.
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determinantPurchase and consumption behaviour will be as much influenced by social groups as by any other form, of behavioural determinant.And what do we know about childhood determinants of adult disorder which might be amenable to preventive intervention?The research will examine trends and areal variation in the family circumstances of the child population and the demographic determinants of these.What are the determinants of supply?The first is to develop an understanding of the determinants of the volume of trade.It is to be observed that the determinant of A is readily found from the condensation procedure.What happens to the demand curve when each of these determinants changes?These are the underlying determinants of the other properties.