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.

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

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

    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. Eric Adams:

    New Yorkers are going to make a determination of a person that wore a bulletproof vest, who protected the children and families of this city and fought crime against a person who made up crimes so that New Yorkers could be popular.

  2. Antonio Conte:

    I’ve been a player, so I know that during a game tempers can flare and situations occur when you get angry, it was good to see Romelu so concentrated and focused. Ibra has the determination of a winner, a warrior, and I think Romelu is growing in that aspect. I can only be happy to see him fired up.

  3. Tommy Lasorda:

    The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.

  4. Bob Woodson Sr.:

    This rich history of self-achievement, of accomplishment, of resistance to slavery through acts of self-determination, that’s American history.

  5. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    We will continue our operations with determination.

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