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de·ter·mi·na·tion

 (dĭ-tûr′mə-nā′shən)
n.
1.
a. Firmness of purpose; resolve: approached the task with determination.
b. A fixed intention or resolution: returned to school with a determination to finish.
2.
a. The ascertaining or fixing of the quantity, quality, position, or character of something: a determination of the ship's longitude; a determination of the universe's mass.
b. The result of such ascertaining.
3.
a. The act of making or arriving at a decision: After long determination, she decided to move to Utah.
b. The decision reached: It is my determination to sell the house. See Synonyms at decision.
4.
a. The settling of a question or case by an authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially by a judicial body: The choice of a foster home was left to the determination of the court.
b. The decision or pronouncement made.
5. The bringing about of a result or outcome: the determination of hair color by the genes.
6. Archaic A fixed movement or tendency toward an object or end.
7. Logic
a. The defining of a concept through its constituent elements.
b. The qualification of a concept or proposition to render it more definite or specific.

determination

(dɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of making a decision
2. (Psychology) the condition of being determined; resoluteness
3. the act or an instance of ending an argument by the opinion or decision of an authority
4. the act or an instance of fixing or settling the quality, limit, position, etc, of something
5. a decision or opinion reached, rendered, or settled upon
6. a resolute movement towards some object or end
7. (Law) law the termination of an estate or interest
8. (Law) law the decision reached by a court of justice on a disputed matter
9. (Logic) logic
a. the process of qualifying or limiting a proposition or concept
b. the qualifications or limitations used in this process
10. (Physiology) the condition of embryonic tissues of being able to develop into only one particular tissue or organ in the adult

de•ter•mi•na•tion

(dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of coming to a decision or of resolving something.
2. ascertainment, as by observation, investigation, or measurement.
3. the information ascertained.
4. the settlement of a dispute, question, etc., as by authoritative or judicial decision.
5. the decision or settlement arrived at or pronounced.
6. the quality of being resolute; firmness of purpose.
7. a fixed purpose or intention: a determination to fight.
8. the fixing or settling of amount, limit, character, etc.
9. fixed direction or tendency toward something.
10. Law. conclusion or termination.
11. the fixation of the fate of a cell or group of cells, esp. before actual morphological or functional differentiation occurs.
12. Logic.
a. the act of rendering a notion more precise by adding differentiating characteristics.
b. the definition of a concept in terms of its constituent elements.
[1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.determination - the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures"
discovery, find, uncovering - the act of discovering something
identification, designation - the act of designating or identifying something
solving, resolution - finding a solution to a problem
validation, substantiation, proof - the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something
falsifying, refutal, disproof, refutation, falsification - the act of determining that something is false
localization, locating, localisation, location, fix - a determination of the place where something is; "he got a good fix on the target"
predetermination - the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place
rectification - determination of the length of a curve; finding a straight line equal in length to a given curve
redetermination - determining again
2.determination - the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
industriousness, diligence, industry - persevering determination to perform a task; "his diligence won him quick promotions"; "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"
3.determination - a position or opinion or judgment reached after considerationdetermination - a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination"
judgment, judgement, mind - an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"
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"
4.determination - deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature; "the determination of grammatical inflections"
deciding, decision making - the cognitive process of reaching a decision; "a good executive must be good at decision making"
5.determination - the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
selection, choice, option, pick - the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
appointment, designation, naming, assignment - the act of putting a person into a non-elective position; "the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"
call - (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee; "he was ejected for protesting the call"
move - the act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
casting lots, drawing lots, sortition - making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn
resolution - a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner; "he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions"

determination

determination

noun
1. A position reached after consideration:
2. Unwavering firmness of character, action, or will:
3. An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court:
4. Something worked out to explain, resolve, or provide a method for dealing with and settling a problem:
Mathematics: result.
Translations
إصْرار، عَزيمَه، عَزْمتَعْيين، تَحْديد
odhodlanostrozhodnosturčení
beslutningbeslutsomhedstædighed
ákvörîun; úrskurîurstaîfesta, einbeitni
určenie
odločnost
azimbelirlemekararlılıksaptama

determination

[dɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən] N
1. (= resolve) → determinación f, resolución f, decisión f
he set off with great determinationpartió muy resuelto
in his determination to do itpor su determinación or decisión a hacerlo
2. (= ascertaining) [of cause, position] → determinación f

determination

[dɪˌtɜːrmɪˈneɪʃən] n
(= will) → détermination f
determination to do sth → détermination pour faire qch
(= establishment) [rate, level, status] → détermination f

determination

n
(= firmness of purpose)Entschlossenheit f; he has great determinationer ist ein Mensch von großer Entschlusskraft; he showed fierce determinationer zeigte wilde Entschlossenheit; there is an air of determination about himer hat etwas Entschlossenes an sich
(= determining)Determinierung f; (of character, future)Bestimmung f, → Determinierung f; (of cause, nature, position)Ermittlung f, → Bestimmung f; (of frontiers)Festlegung f, → Festsetzung f

determination

[dɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃn] n
a. (of person) determination (to do)determinazione f (di fare)
b. (of cause, position) → determinazione f, individuazione f

determine

(diˈtəːmin) verb
1. to fix or settle; to decide. He determined his course of action.
2. to find out exactly. He tried to determine what had gone wrong.
deˌtermiˈnation noun
1. firmness of character or stubbornness. She showed her determination by refusing to give way.
2. the act of determining.
deˈtermined adjective
1. having one's mind made up. She is determined to succeed.
2. stubborn. He's very determined.
3. fixed or settled. Our route has already been determined.

de·ter·mi·na·tion

n. determinación, decisión, resolución.
References in classic literature ?
This determination was concurred in by all his associates excepting Mr.
I wish it was more satisfactory; but it seems written with such a determination to think well of Lady Susan, that his assurances as to marriage, &c.
In the end, the dogged determination won; and it was then that Mr.
Even though I die, I will in some way keep defeat from you," she cried, and so deep was her determination that her whole body shook.
Monsieur," replied the young man, "I had formed a determination, that of piercing my heart with my sword; but you would have thought that cowardly.
Once he started toward the north in response to a sudden determination to continue his way to the west coast.
The people of Rattleborough had, indeed, so high an opinion of the wisdom and discretion of "Old Charley," that the greater part of them felt disposed to agree with him, and not make a stir in the business "until something should turn up," as the honest old gentleman worded it; and I believe that, after all this would have been the general determination, but for the very suspicious interference of Mr.
once," and there was something in Tom's manner, though he tried to speak indifferently, that made Ned believe there was more behind his chum's sudden change of determination than had yet appeared.
Thus he found that the system of withholding the indispensable materials for production and subsistence from the laborers, except on condition of their supporting an idle class whilst accepting a lower standard of comfort for themselves than for that idle class, rendered the determination of just ratios of exchange, and consequently the practice of honest dealing, impossible.
And so it was that I found myself that foggy November evening pursuing the Camberwell tram with my heart glowing within me, and with the eager determination that not another day should elapse before I should find some deed which was worthy of my lady.
He left me early in February; and the moment he was gone, I breathed again, and felt my vital energy return; not with the hope of escape - he has taken care to leave me no visible chance of that - but with a determination to make the best of existing circumstances.
Enough to kill a dog," the girl muttered, thumping her iron down on its rest with reckless determination.

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