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determination

[ dih-tur-muh-ney-shuhn ]
/ dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən /
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noun

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM determination

in·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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Medical 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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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