Definitions for determinationdɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•ter•mi•na•tiondɪˌtɜr 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.

    Category: Law

  11. the fixation of the fate of a cell or group of cells, esp. before actual morphological or functional differentiation occurs.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  12. Logic. the act of rendering a notion more precise by adding differentiating characteristics. the definition of a concept in terms of its constituent elements.

    Category: Philosphy

Origin of determination:

1350–1400; ME (< AF) < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. determination, finding(noun)

    the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

    "the determination of molecular structures"

  2. determination, purpose(noun)

    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"

  3. decision, determination, conclusion(noun)

    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"

  4. determination(noun)

    deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature

    "the determination of grammatical inflections"

  5. decision, determination, conclusion(noun)

    the act of making up your mind about something

    "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. determination(noun)ɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən

    the mental strength to continue doing sth

    I was amazed at her determination.; his determination to win

Wiktionary

  1. determination(Noun)

    The act of determining, or the state of being determined.

  2. determination(Noun)

    Bringing to an end; termination; limit.

  3. determination(Noun)

    Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.

  4. determination(Noun)

    The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.

  5. determination(Noun)

    The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.

  6. determination(Noun)

    That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.

  7. determination(Noun)

    A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.

  8. determination(Noun)

    The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air.

  9. determination(Noun)

    The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.

  10. determination(Noun)

    The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization.

  11. determination(Noun)

    The act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Determination(noun)

    the act of determining, or the state of being determined

  2. Determination(noun)

    bringing to an end; termination; limit

  3. Determination(noun)

    direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion

  4. Determination(noun)

    the quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness

  5. Determination(noun)

    the state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy

  6. Determination(noun)

    that which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution

  7. Determination(noun)

    a flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head

  8. Determination(noun)

    the act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air

  9. Determination(noun)

    the act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents

  10. Determination(noun)

    the addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization

  11. Determination(noun)

    the act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells

Freebase

  1. Determination

    Determination is the second full-length studio album by the New Jersey heavy metal quintet God Forbid. It was released on April 17, 2001, through Century Media Records.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'determination' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3417

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'determination' in Nouns Frequency: #1422


Translations for determination

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

determination(noun)

firmness of character or stubbornness

She showed her determination by refusing to give way.

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