predeterminate

[pree-di-tur-muh-nit]

adjective

determined beforehand; predetermined.

Nearby words

  1. predestinate,
  2. predestination,
  3. predestinator,
  4. predestine,
  5. predestined,
  6. predeterminately,
  7. predetermination,
  8. predetermine,
  9. predetermined,
  10. predeterminer

Origin of predeterminate

First recorded in 1625–35; pre- + determinate

Related formspre·de·ter·mi·nate·ly, adverb

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Examples from the Web for 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

predeterminate

adjective

determined beforehand; predetermined
Derived Formspredeterminately, adverb

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