What does determination mean?
Definitions for determination
dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃənde·ter·mi·na·tion
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the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
"the determination of molecular structures"
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"
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"
deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature
"the determination of grammatical inflections"
decision, determination, conclusionnoun
the act of making up your mind about something
"the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
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.
The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.
The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization.
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
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.
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.
the act of determining, or the state of being determined
bringing to an end; termination; limit
direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion
the quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness
the state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy
that which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution
a flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head
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
the act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents
the addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization
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
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.
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
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Rank popularity for the word 'determination' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3417
Rank popularity for the word 'determination' in Nouns Frequency: #1422
The numerical value of determination in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of determination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of determination in a Sentence
While the Department of Commerce investigation will continue as required by statute, and we remain confident that a review of the facts will result in a negative determination, the president's action is a much-needed reprieve from this industry-crushing probe.
Hedge fund managers with great track records have stood by their conviction that Valeant is a great company despite a growing list of questions about its business model, its pricing policies, its pile of debt and the determination of potential acquisition targets to stay out of Valeant's clutches.
Transforming an industry from the inside takes determination, hard work, investment, and a laser focus on the people we want to serve, occasionally there are shortfalls along the way.
A new strategy will be adopted in the fight against terror. We'll continue with determination.
Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our accepting and willing are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God.
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Translations for determination
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- определение, определяне, решителност, решение, установяванеBulgarian
- Determination, Feststellung, Entschluss, Unterscheidung, Bestimmtheit, BestimmungGerman
- määrätietoisuus, määrittäminen, määritys, päättäväisyysFinnish
- determinare, fermitate, delimitareRomanian
- решение, определение, решимость, решительность, установлениеRussian
- sự quyết tâmVietnamese
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