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  1. determined beforehand; predetermined.
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Origin of predeterminate

First recorded in 1625–35; pre- + determinate
Related formspre·de·ter·mi·nate·ly, adverb
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Related Words for predeterminate

premeditated, careful, conscious, purposeful, calculated, studious, cold-blooded, thoughtful, cautious, willful, prudent, meticulous, studied, intended, considered, express, predetermined, planned, advised, fixed

Examples from the Web for predeterminate

Historical Examples of predeterminate

  • Full of predeterminate intuitions, they are without intelligence, which is the power of seeing things as they are.

    Winds Of Doctrine

    George Santayana

British Dictionary definitions for predeterminate


  1. determined beforehand; predetermined
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Derived Formspredeterminately, adverb
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