the act of coming to a decision or of fixing or settling a purpose.
ascertainment, as after observation or investigation: determination of a ship's latitude.
the information ascertained; solution.
the settlement of a dispute, question, etc., as by authoritative decision.
the decision or settlement arrived at or pronounced.
the quality of being resolute; firmness of purpose.
a fixed purpose or intention: It is my determination to suppress vice.
the fixing or settling of amount, limit, character, etc.: the determination of a child's allowance.
fixed direction or tendency toward some object or end.
Chiefly Law. conclusion or termination.
Embryology. the fixation of the fate of a cell or group of cells, especially before actual morphological or functional differentiation occurs.
the act of rendering a notion more precise by the addition of differentiating characteristics.
the definition of a concept in terms of its constituent elements.
- in·ter·de·ter·mi·na·tion, noun
- non·de·ter·mi·na·tion, noun
- re·de·ter·mi·na·tion, noun
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How to use determination in a sentence
Courts don’t generally review the president’s determinations on questions of national security, Dempsey said before the case was filed.TikTok is suing the U.S. over Trump administration ban | radmarya | August 24, 2020 | Fortune
In making this determination, she’d relied exclusively on documents turned over to her by Cisterra.The Deal Before the 101 Ash St. Debacle Helps Explain How We Got Here | Lisa Halverstadt and Jesse Marx | August 24, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
For instance, a well-known system that categorizes seven basic emotions communicated by the same facial expressions in all cultures does not include expressions of pain and of the combination of determination and strain.Ancient sculptures hint at universal facial expressions across cultures | Bruce Bower | August 19, 2020 | Science News
Belarusians are increasingly unable to tolerate the authoritarian tactics of Lukashenko and the determination to oust him is clear.Belarus Election: Contested Result Sparks Massive Unrest As Europe’s ‘Last Dictator’ Claims Victory | LGBTQ-Editor | August 12, 2020 | No Straight News
If they did, they’d have to recuse themselves, because the property owner could allege the “judge” had made a determination before he went to “trial.”
So where does this leave the millions of Palestinians—like my relatives—who dream of self-determination and a sovereign state?In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead | Dean Obeidallah | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
They want more determination from authorities, a greater sense of direction, and they need more equipment.
But she respects grit and determination, in allies and opponents alike.The Valerie Jarrett I Know: How She Saved the Obama Campaign and Why She’s Indispensable | Joshua DuBois | November 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And then there is the shooting of Brown and the grand jury whose determination is awaited by the whole country.
“Very frequently what is referred to as ‘pain’ is actually a broader determination of quality of life,” he said.U.K. Courts Grant Mother Right to End Her 12-Year-Old Disabled Daughter’s Life | Elizabeth Picciuto | November 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He stamped his foot to the ground in vexation, and recurred to his original determination.
That it was his determination to hazard all things rather than chill the coalition.
On the threshold of my new work such encouragement greatly cheered me and increased my determination to do my best.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
He was, however, a strong manly fellow, with a great deal of determination mingled with good humour.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
The young artillery cadet had both determination and capacity and his early career foreshadowed his future success.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for determination
the act or an instance of making a decision
the condition of being determined; resoluteness
the act or an instance of ending an argument by the opinion or decision of an authority
the act or an instance of fixing or settling the quality, limit, position, etc, of something
a decision or opinion reached, rendered, or settled upon
a resolute movement towards some object or end
law the termination of an estate or interest
law the decision reached by a court of justice on a disputed matter
the process of qualifying or limiting a proposition or concept
the qualifications or limitations used in this process
the condition of embryonic tissues of being able to develop into only one particular tissue or organ in the adult
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