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tr.v. as·cer·tained, as·cer·tain·ing, as·cer·tains
1. To discover with certainty, as through examination or experimentation. See Synonyms at discover.
2. Archaic To make certain, definite, and precise.

[Middle English acertainen, to inform, from Old French acertener, ascertain- : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + certain, certain; see certain.]

as′cer·tain′a·ble adj.
as′cer·tain′a·ble·ness n.
as′cer·tain′a·bly adv.
as′cer·tain′ment n.
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Something that has been discovered:


[ˌæsəˈteɪnmənt] Ndeterminación f
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