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[ US /dɪˌtɝməˈneɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /dɪtˌɜːmɪnˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
    his determination showed in his every movement
    he is a man of purpose
  2. a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
    his conclusion took the evidence into account
    satisfied with the panel's determination
    a decision unfavorable to the opposition
  3. the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    the determination of molecular structures
  4. deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature
    the determination of grammatical inflections
  5. the act of making up your mind about something
    he drew his conclusions quickly
    the burden of decision was his
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How To Use determination In A Sentence

  • These observations will provide a valuable supplement to the simultaneous records of other expeditions, especially the British in McMurdo Sound and the German in Weddell Sea, above all as regards the hypsometer observations (for the determination of altitude) on sledge journeys. The South Pole~ Remarks on the Meteorological Observations at Framheim
  • A repeat methemoglobin determination, thirty minutes later, revealed a level of 22.5 percent, which declined to 13.5 percent 13 hours post admission. Phenazopyridine
  • The manager never falters in his determination.
  • The chancellor has declined to alter the co-determination of company decisions exercised by management and labor jointly.
  • Could the hearts of kings and the counsels of cabinets be known with that literal exactness which is so desirable in politics, and yet so unattainable, we should probably find that Prussia's apparent readiness to lead Germany was owing to her determination that German armies should be led nowhere to the assistance of Austria. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 39, January, 1861
  • It was not just established states that were eager narrowly to define the right of self-determination as a right end colonial status.
  • However, on the day, they showed such determination and resolution that nothing could stand between them and victory.
  • Indeed, the schemes of co-determination in Germany constitute functioning examples of shareholders sharing control with one other stakeholder group, namely the employees.
  • Her mom turned her down at first, she hadn't the money to sign her up, but Mrs Deterville, recognizing the young tyke's determination and interest told her not to bother about the cash.
  • Only in 1920 after Moscow cleared Russian chauvinists out of leadership of the Ukrainian Communist Party did the new Soviet administration seriously address aspirations for self-determination.
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