determination

[ dih-tur-muh-ney-shuh n ]
/ dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən /

noun


Nearby words

  1. deterioration,
  2. determinable,
  3. determinacy,
  4. determinant,
  5. determinate,
  6. determinative,
  7. determinator,
  8. determine,
  9. determined,
  10. determiner

Origin of determination

1350–1400; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin dēterminātiōn- (stem of dēterminātiō) a boundary, conclusion, equivalent to dētermināt(us) (see determinate) + -iōn- -ion

Related formsin·ter·de·ter·mi·na·tion, nounnon·de·ter·mi·na·tion, nounre·de·ter·mi·na·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for determination

determination

/ (dɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən) /

noun

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Word Origin and History for determination

determination

n.

mid-14c., "decision, sentence," from Old French déterminacion (14c.) "determination, settlement, definition," from Latin determinationem (nominative determinatio) "conclusion, boundary," noun of action from past participle stem of determinare (see determine).

As "a bringing to an end" (especilly of a suit at law), late 15c. As "fixed direction toward a goal," from 1650s, originally in physics or anatomy; metaphoric sense "fixation of will" is from 1680s; that of "quality of being resolute" is from 1822.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for determination

determination

[ dĭ-tûr′mə-nāshən ]

n.

A change for the better or for the worse in the course of a disease.
A fixed movement or tendency toward an object or end.
The ascertaining of the quantity, quality, position, or character of something.

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