What does determination mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word determination.

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"

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. determination

    To be energetic, focused and motivated on a goal.

    She had such determination, she rose each morning at 5am to train before work and focused 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

How to pronounce determination?

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How to say determination in sign language?

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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. Carl Lotus Becker:

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

  2. Ian Storey:

    Fiery Cross is sensitive because it is presumed to be the future hub of Chinese military operations in the South China Sea, given its already extensive infrastructure, including its large and deep port and 3000-metre runway, the timing is interesting, too. It is a show of U.S. determination ahead of President Obama's trip to Vietnam later this month.

  3. RVM:

    With Inspiration, Liberation and Determination, you can reach any Destination.-RVM #Inspiration #Stayinspired

  4. Jeffrey Bader:

    It's the sign of the determination of Xi Jinping and the leadership to go after high-level actors in the anti-corruption campaign.

  5. Jorge Mendes:

    People have the wrong idea about agents, being an agent means many different things. I'm someone normal ; I'm working hard every day. I have ambition, determination, and( value) being honest and doing the right things.

Images & Illustrations of determination

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