Definition of Determination

1. Noun. The act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation. "The determination of molecular structures"

2. Noun. The quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose. "He is a man of purpose"

3. Noun. A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration. "Satisfied with the panel's determination"
Exact synonyms: Conclusion, Decision
Generic synonyms: Judgement, Judgment, Mind
Specialized synonyms: Predetermination
Derivative terms: Determine, Determine, Determine

4. Noun. Deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature. "The determination of grammatical inflections"
Generic synonyms: Deciding, Decision Making

5. Noun. The act of making up your mind about something. "He drew his conclusions quickly"

Definition of Determination

1. n. The act of determining, or the state of being determined.

Definition of Determination

1. Noun. The act of determining, or the state of being determined. ¹

2. Noun. Bringing to an end; termination; limit. ¹

3. Noun. Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion. ¹

4. Noun. The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness. ¹

5. Noun. The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy. ¹

6. Noun. That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution. ¹

7. Noun. A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head. ¹

8. Noun. The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air. ¹

9. Noun. The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents. ¹

10. Noun. The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization. ¹

11. Noun. The act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells. ¹

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Definition of Determination

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Medical Definition of Determination

1. The committment of a cell to a particular path of differentiation, even though there may be no morphological features that reveal this determination. Generally irreversible, but in the case of imaginal discs of Drosophila that are maintained by serial passage, transdetermination may occur. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Determination

determinant group
determinate cleavage
determination (current term)
determiner phrase

Literary usage of Determination

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"THE QUANTITATIVE determination OF YTTRIUM. BY CF WHITTEMORE AND C. JAMBS. Received March 29. 1912. Having encountered difficulties in the determination of ..."

2. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"A special method is also given for the determination of tin in alloys such as ... Alloy of Copper, Tin, Lead, Iron and Zinc determination of Copper by the ..."

3. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk ( Maxwell (1873)
"On the determination of the Resistance of a Coil in Electromagnetic Measure. ... The determination of the value of the current in electromagnetic measure ..."

4. Bulletin by Mysore Geologists' Association (1918)
"Quantitative determination. The methods for the quantitative determination of tungsten in ores and other materials are quite varied and in recent years, ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans G√ľnther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(c) determination of the Metabolism of Endogenous Pur ins We study: 1. the output of endogenous purins in the urine after the patient has been, ..."

6. The Philosophical Review by Sage School of Philosophy, Cunningham, Gustavus Watts, 1881-, James Edwin Creighton, Frank Thilly, Jacob Gould Schurman (1897)
"itself is to continue to exist, in place of the determination of an individual the absolute non-being of this determination cannot be substituted. ..."

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