determination meaning

[ di tə:mi'neiʃən ] Pronunciation:   "determination" in a sentence
Noun: determination  di`turmu'neyshun
  1. The act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    "the determination of molecular structures"
    - finding 
  2. The quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
    "his determination showed in his every movement"
    - purpose 
  3. A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
    "satisfied with the panel's determination"
    - decision, conclusion 
  4. Deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature
    "the determination of grammatical inflections" 
  5. The act of making up your mind about something
    - decision, conclusion

Derived forms: determinations

See also: determine

Type of: choice, deciding, decision making, discovery, find, firmness, firmness of purpose, judgement, judgment, mind, option, pick, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, selection, uncovering

Encyclopedia: Determination

AmE / noun


1 [U]

the quality that makes you continue trying to do sth even when this is difficult:

We need people with enthusiasm, drive and determination.

I admire the company's determination to deliver the best value for customers.

2 (formal) [C,U]

an official decision or judgement; the process of deciding sth officially:

A final determination will have to be made by a court.

factors influencing the determination of future policy

They are seeking a determination from the Commission that the scheme is illegal.

1 : a fixing or finding of the position, magnitude, quantity, value, or character of something: as
a : the act, process, or result of an accurate measurement
b : an identification of the taxonomic position of a plant or animal
2 : the fixation of the destiny of undifferentiated embryonic tissue —compare DIFFERENTIATION 2b


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  1. he had courage, insight and determination.
  2. serial determinations usually show a fall.
  3. what counts is determination and confidence.
  4. he did it with dogged determination.
  5. you have won me to alter my determination.

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