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Meaning of 'determination' (Webster Dictionary)

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

Meaning of 'determination' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . determination [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
Example in sentence:
  • a decision unfavorable to the opposition;
  • his conclusion took the evidence into account;
  • satisfied with the panel's determination
Meaning (2):
- the act of making up your mind about something
Example in sentence:
  • he drew his conclusions quickly;
  • the burden of decision was his
Meaning (3):
- the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
Example in sentence:
  • he is a man of purpose;
  • his determination showed in his every movement
Meaning (4):
- deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature
Example in sentence:
  • the determination of grammatical inflections
Meaning (5):
- the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
Example in sentence:
  • the determination of molecular structures