- the act of rendering a notion more precise by the addition of differentiating characteristics.
- the definition of a concept in terms of its constituent elements.
Origin of determination
OTHER WORDS FROM determinationin·ter·de·ter·mi·na·tion, nounnon·de·ter·mi·na·tion, nounre·de·ter·mi·na·tion, noun
How to use determination in a sentence
A spokeswoman for City Attorney Mara Elliott noted that a civil court would make this determination.Despite New Removal Process, Beiser Likely to Stay on School Board|Will Huntsberry|November 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
In her determination to prove them wrong, Harper runs a terrible risk of proving them right.In HBO’s sordid but watchable ‘Industry,’ the world now belongs to the zuppies|Hank Stuever|November 8, 2020|Washington Post
That’s because each organization makes its own determination on calling races for the states.Who won Arizona? Why the call still differs by media organization.|Elahe Izadi|November 5, 2020|Washington Post
By law, the State Department was supposed to make a determination within 20 business days.The State Department wouldn’t reveal its payments to Mar-a-Lago. Here’s how we found them.|David Fahrenthold|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
That was probably for simple tasks such as disambiguation and named entity determination on very short pieces of text and sentences to understand the difference between two possible meanings in the words in queries.
British Dictionary definitions for determination
- the process of qualifying or limiting a proposition or concept
- the qualifications or limitations used in this process