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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.
pre′de·ter′mi·na′tion n.


(ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːmɪnɪt; -ˌneɪt)
determined beforehand; predetermined
ˌpredeˈterminately adv
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Sadly, the view from behind the reference desk appears increasingly peripheral and predeterminate.
In al doilea caz, au fost elaborate esantioane care au imbinat virtutile dirijarii prin promovarea unor criterii de stratificare (structura elevilor pe ani de scolarizare si sex, de exemplu) cu virtutile introducerii aleatorii a respondentilor concreti in cadrele respectivelor structuri predeterminate.
Lucretius's deterministic philosophy allows combinatorial potential by introducing the swerve away from the predeterminate fall of atoms; its principia converge towards complexity theory and quantum theory.