Associations to the word «Determination»


DETERMINATION, noun. The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
DETERMINATION, noun. Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
DETERMINATION, noun. Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
DETERMINATION, noun. The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
DETERMINATION, noun. (countable) The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
DETERMINATION, noun. (countable) That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
DETERMINATION, noun. A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
DETERMINATION, noun. (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.
DETERMINATION, noun. The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.
DETERMINATION, noun. The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization.
DETERMINATION, 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.

Dictionary definition

DETERMINATION, noun. The act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation; "the determination of molecular structures".
DETERMINATION, noun. 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".
DETERMINATION, noun. A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination".
DETERMINATION, noun. Deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature; "the determination of grammatical inflections".
DETERMINATION, noun. The act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly".

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