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determined

[dih-tur-mind] /dɪˈtɜr mɪnd/
adjective
1.
resolute; staunch:
the determined defenders of the Alamo.
2.
decided; settled; resolved.
3.
Grammar. (of a phonetic feature) predictable from its surrounding context.
Origin of determined
1490-1500
First recorded in 1490-1500; determine + -ed2
Related forms
determinedly
[dih-tur-mind-lee, -muh-nid-lee] /dɪˈtɜr mɪnd li, -mə nɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
determinedness, noun
postdetermined, adjective
undetermined, adjective
Synonyms
1. inflexible, unfaltering, unwavering.
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Examples from the Web for undetermined
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  • Her figure was that of a girl of thirteen, undetermined—but therein I was not critical.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • The queen said that she would not leave London while her sister's fate was undetermined.

    The Reign of Mary Tudor W. Llewelyn Williams.
  • Even of the direction of that undetermined journey they had but a vague conception.

    The Boy Slaves Mayne Reid
  • We were undetermined for some time with respect to where we should go.

  • All real being must be determined; only pure Nothing can be undetermined.

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy Benjamin Franklin Cocker
  • When the Paradise dwarfs first came into existence is undetermined.

    The Apple-Tree L. H. Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for undetermined

undetermined

/ˌʌndɪˈtɜːmɪnd/
adjective
1.
not yet resolved; undecided
2.
not known or discovered

determined

/dɪˈtɜːmɪnd/
adjective
1.
of unwavering mind; resolute; firm
Derived Forms
determinedly, adverb
determinedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for undetermined
adj.

mid-15c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of determine.

determined

adj.

1560s, "decided," past participle adjective from determine. Meaning "limited" is from c.1600; that of "characterized by resolution" is from c.1600, of actions; 1772, of persons.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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