Determination meaning

dĭ-tûrmə-nāshən
Determination is defined as a firm intent or a decision which has been reached.

An example of determination is the strength to keep applying for jobs after being turned down by dozens of potential employers.

An example of determination is a jury's verdict in a trial.

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The quality of being resolute; firmness of purpose.
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A decision arrived at by thought and investigation; conclusion.
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A determining or being determined (in all senses of the verb)
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(law) The ending of an estate or of an interest or right in property.
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The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
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A final ruling by a court or agency; the cessation of an interest in property or of a power granted by law.
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Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
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The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
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(countable) The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
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(countable) That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
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A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
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Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
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The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization.
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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.
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The bringing about of a result or outcome.

The determination of hair color by the genes.

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(archaic) A fixed movement or tendency toward an object or end.
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(countable) 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.
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The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.
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A firm intention.
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Origin of determination