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DETERMINATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does determination mean? 

DETERMINATION (noun)
  The noun DETERMINATION has 4 senses:

1. the act of determining the properties of something
2. the quality of being determined to do or achieve something
3. a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
4. the act of making up your mind about something

  Familiarity information: DETERMINATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DETERMINATION (noun)


Sense 1determination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of determining the properties of something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

determination; finding

Hypernyms ("determination" is a kind of...):

discovery; find; uncovering (the act of discovering something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "determination"):

designation; identification (the act of designating or identifying something)

redetermination (determining again)

rectification (determination of the length of a curve; finding a straight line equal in length to a given curve)

predetermination (the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place)

fix; localisation; localization; locating; location (a determination of the place where something is)

disproof; falsification; falsifying; refutal; refutation (the act of determining that something is false)

proof; substantiation; validation (the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something)

resolution; solving (finding a solution to a problem)


Sense 2determination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being determined to do or achieve something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

determination; purpose

Context examples:

his determination showed in his every movement / he is a man of purpose

Hypernyms ("determination" is a kind of...):

firmness; firmness of purpose; resoluteness; resolution; resolve (the trait of being resolute)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "determination"):

doggedness; perseverance; persistence; persistency; pertinacity; tenaciousness; tenacity (persistent determination)

indefatigability; indefatigableness; tirelessness (tireless determination)

diligence; industriousness; industry (persevering determination to perform a task)


Sense 3determination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

conclusion; decision; determination

Context examples:

a decision unfavorable to the opposition / his conclusion took the evidence into account / satisfied with the panel's determination

Hypernyms ("determination" is a kind of...):

judgement; judgment; mind (an opinion formed by judging something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "determination"):

predeterminaation (a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something)


Sense 4determination [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of making up your mind about something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

decision; determination; conclusion

Context examples:

the burden of decision was his / he drew his conclusions quickly

Hypernyms ("determination" is a kind of...):

choice; option; pick; selection (the act of choosing or selecting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "determination"):

resolution (a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner)

casting lots; drawing lots; sortition (making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn)

move (the act of deciding to do something)

call ((sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee)

appointment; assignment; designation; naming (the act of putting a person into a non-elective position)


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