verb (used with object), de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing.
verb (used without object), de·ter·mined, de·ter·min·ing.
Origin of determine
Examples from the Web for determining
Both Time and CNN reinstated Zakaria after determining the slip-up was “an isolated incident.”Can Fareed Zakaria Survive A Plagiarism Firestorm?|Lloyd Grove|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He continues to be enthralled not so much by Earhart as by the process of determining what exactly befell her and her aircraft.
He did not gain access to media reports on the case, the judge established, determining that no further action was required.Money, Murder, and Adoption: The Wild Trial of the Polo King|Jacqui Goddard|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
More important than determining who deserved credit is appreciating the dynamics that occur when people share ideas.
Police are often given great leeway in determining whether or not to use lethal force, and are rarely indicted for doing so.Ferguson on Knife Edge of More Violence After Grand Jury Evidence Leak Showing Struggle|Justin Glawe|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in work of any creative sort, the mood, the condition of mind, is the determining factor.The Life Radiant|Lilian Whiting
The great difficulty is in determining whether or not there is a defective ancestry in a given stock.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
Even health itself is likely to have less influence in determining success in life.The Measurement of Intelligence|Lewis Madison Terman
The distance between traps is an important factor in determining the efficiency of live-trapping.
They are the dominant factors in determining that America shall be one of the two great centers of civilization.The Red Man's Continent|Ellsworth Huntington
Word Origin for determine
mid-14c., "to come to an end," also "to settle, decide" (late 14c.), from Old French determiner (12c.) or directly from Latin determinare "to enclose, bound, set limits to," from de- "off" (see de-) + terminare "to mark the end or boundary," from terminus "end, limit" (see terminus). Sense of "coming to a firm decision" (to do something) is from mid-15c. Related: Determined; determining; determiner.
see bound and determined.