What does determination mean?

Definitions for determination
dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃənde·ter·mi·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. determination, findingnoun

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

    "the determination of molecular structures"

  2. determination, purposenoun

    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, conclusionnoun

    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. determinationnoun

    deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature

    "the determination of grammatical inflections"

  5. decision, determination, conclusionnoun

    the act of making up your mind about something

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

Wiktionary

  1. determinationnoun

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

  2. determinationnoun

    Bringing to an end; termination; limit.

  3. determinationnoun

    Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.

  4. determinationnoun

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

  5. determinationnoun

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

  6. determinationnoun

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

  7. determinationnoun

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

  8. determinationnoun

    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. determinationnoun

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

  10. determinationnoun

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

  11. determinationnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Determinationnoun

    Etymology: from determinate.

    When we voluntarily waste much of our lives, that remissness can by no means consist with a constant determination of will or desire to the greatest apparent good. John Locke.

    They have acquainted me with their determination, which is indeed to go home, and to trouble you with no more suit. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    The proper acts of the intellect are intellection, deliberation, and determination or decision. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

    It is much disputed by divines, concerning the power of man’s will to good and evil in the state of innocence; and, upon very nice and dangerous precipices, stand their determinations on either side. Robert South, Sermons.

    Consult thy judgment, affections and inclinations, and make thy determination upon every particular; and be always as suspicious of thyself as possible. Edmund Calamy, Sermons.

    He confined the knowledge of governing to justice and lenity, and to the speedy determination of civil and criminal causes. Gulliver’s Travels.

Wikipedia

  1. Determination

    Determination is a positive emotional feeling that involves persevering towards a difficult goal in spite of obstacles. Determination occurs prior to goal attainment and serves to motivate behavior that will help achieve one's goal. Empirical research suggests that people consider determination to be an emotion; in other words, determination is not just a cognitive state, but rather an affective state. In the psychology literature, researchers have studied determination under other terms, including challenge and anticipatory enthusiasm; this may explain one reason for the relative lack of research on determination compared to other positive emotions.In the field of psychology, emotion research is heavily focused on negative emotions and the action tendencies that they encourage. However, recent work in positive psychology incorporates the study of determination as a positive emotion that pushes individuals toward action and results in important outcomes such as perseverance and determination take success.

ChatGPT

  1. determination

    Determination refers to a strong feeling of intention or resolve to achieve a goal or overcome obstacles, often despite challenges, opposition, or difficulty. It is a firmness of purpose or resoluteness.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Determinationnoun

    the act of determining, or the state of being determined

  2. Determinationnoun

    bringing to an end; termination; limit

  3. Determinationnoun

    direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion

  4. Determinationnoun

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

  5. Determinationnoun

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

  6. Determinationnoun

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

  7. Determinationnoun

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

  8. Determinationnoun

    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. Determinationnoun

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

  10. Determinationnoun

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

  11. Determinationnoun

    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

Wikidata

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. determination

    Being energetic, focused and motivated on a goal.

    She has such determination, each morning at 5am she comes out to exercise and then focuses all day.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2020  

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of determination in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of determination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of determination in a Sentence

  1. Denis Waitley:

    Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.

  2. Sanita Belgrave:

    The bull symbolically means strength, determination and increase. It has 2 horns and similarly, I believe 2022 will be a bullish year. This is the year of double. Receive it.

  3. Yanis Varoufakis:

    We outlined to him the main objectives of this government which is to reform Greece in a way that has never been tried before and with a determination that was always absent, we also stated categorically that the debt-deflationary cycle in which Greece finds itself is detrimental to all efforts to reform Greece.

  4. Abe George:

    There was an attorney for Club Med, strangely enough, that the court declared an interested party who got to cross-examine witnesses. And there was an attorney for the police department there who also cross-examined witnesses. And the attorney for the police department and the attorney for the club led essentially the same team, cross-examining the medical examiner, trying to cast doubt about his determination of manual strangulation, it was incredible. It was one of the craziest things I've seen.

  5. Carl Lotus Becker:

    All historians, even the most scientific, have bias, if in no other sense than the determination not to have any.

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