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pre·de·ter·mine

 (prē′dĭ-tûr′mĭn)
v. pre·de·ter·mined, pre·de·ter·min·ing, pre·de·ter·mines
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
To determine or decide something in advance.

pre′de·ter′mi·nate (-mə-nĭt) adj.
pre′de·ter′mi·na′tion n.

predetermined

(ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːmɪnd)
adj
determined beforehandinfluenced or inclined towards an opinion beforehand; biased
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.predetermined - set in advance; "a preset plan of action"; "at a predetermined time"
planned - designed or carried out according to a plan; "the planned outlays for new equipment"

predetermined

adjective
2. prearranged, set, agreed, set up, settled, fixed, cut and dried (informal), preplanned, decided beforehand, arranged in advance The capsules release the drug at a predetermined time.
Translations

predetermined

[ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːrmɪnd] adjprédéterminé(e)

predetermined

adj (= prearranged) outcomeverabredet, im Voraus festgelegt; sizevorgegeben; positionvorherbestimmt; for a predetermined periodfür einen vorherbestimmten Zeitabschnitt; at predetermined timeszu (vorher) festgesetzten Zeiten
References in classic literature ?
There is exquisite pleasure in subduing an insolent spirit, in making a person predetermined to dislike acknowledge one's superiority.
It is but just to remark in favor of the latter description, that as our situation is universally admitted to be peculiarly critical, and to require indispensably that something should be done for our relief, the predetermined patron of what has been actually done may have taken his bias from the weight of these considerations, as well as from considerations of a sinister nature.
For Antonia and for me, this had been the road of Destiny; had taken us to those early accidents of fortune which predetermined for us all that we can ever be.
If it should be said that defects in the State constitutions furnish no apology for those which are to be found in the plan proposed, I answer, that as the former have never been thought chargeable with inattention to the security of liberty, where the imputations thrown on the latter can be shown to be applicable to them also, the presumption is that they are rather the cavilling refinements of a predetermined opposition, than the well-founded inferences of a candid research after truth.
How horrified he would have been seven years before, when he first arrived from abroad, had he been told that there was no need for him to seek or plan anything, that his rut had long been shaped, eternally predetermined, and that wriggle as he might, he would be what all in his position were.
If they find you they will kill you, that is a predetermined thing; try, then, gentlemen, to prevent their finding you.
Upon the bank before the river stood the chief, his spear raised in a horizontal position above his head, as though in some manner of predetermined signal to those within the boats.
She summons the deserter to her with her fan; but the deserter, predetermined not to come, talks Britain with Podsnap.
And always, when Nancy reached this point in her meditations--trying, with predetermined sympathy, to see everything as Godfrey saw it-- there came a renewal of self-questioning.
Yes, of course,' replied I, determined to be as provoking as herself; 'for when a lady does consent to listen to an argument against her own opinions, she is always predetermined to withstand it - to listen only with her bodily ears, keeping the mental organs resolutely closed against the strongest reasoning.
This tone roused a spirit of resistance in Maggie, and she put her request in quite a different form from the one she had predetermined on.
Yet this result was predetermined by the stubborn tenacity and numerical superiority of the conquered people and by the easy adaptability of the Norman temperament.