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v. pre·de·ter·mined, pre·de·ter·min·ing, pre·de·ter·mines
1. To determine, decide, or establish in advance: "These factors predetermine to a large extent the outcome" (Jessica Mitford).
2. To influence or sway toward an action or opinion; predispose.
To determine or decide something in advance.
pre′de·ter′mi·nate (-mə-nĭt) adj.
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|Noun||1.||predetermination - (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)|
election - the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)
theology, divinity - the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
theological doctrine - the doctrine of a religious group
|2.||predetermination - a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something; "he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong"|
|3.||predetermination - the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place|
predetermination[ˈpriːdɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən] N → predeterminación f
n (Philos) → Prädetermination f; (of course of events, sb’s future etc) → Vorherbestimmung f