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Definition 1: the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation - [noun denoting act]

Samples where determination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the determination of molecular structures

Synonyms for determination in the sense of this definition

(determination is a kind of ...) the act of discovering something

(... is a kind of determination ) the act of designating or identifying something

(... is a kind of determination ) finding a solution to a problem

(... is a kind of determination ) the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something

(... is a kind of determination ) the act of determining that something is false

(... is a kind of determination ) a determination of the place where something is

"he got a good fix on the target"

(... is a kind of determination ) the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place

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

(... is a kind of determination ) determining again

Definition 2: the act of making up your mind about something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where determination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for determination in the sense of this definition

(determination is a kind of ...) the act of choosing or selecting

"your choice of colors was unfortunate" "you can take your pick"

(... is a kind of determination ) the act of putting a person into a non-elective position

"the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee"

(... is a kind of determination ) (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee

"he was ejected for protesting the call"

(... is a kind of determination ) the act of deciding to do something

"he didn't make a move to help" "his first move was to hire a lawyer"

(... is a kind of determination ) making a chance decision by using lots (straws or pebbles etc.) that are thrown or drawn

(... is a kind of determination ) a decision to do something or to behave in a certain manner

"he always wrote down his New Year's resolutions"

Definition 3: the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where determination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for determination in the sense of this definition

(determination is a kind of ...) the trait of being resolute

"his resoluteness carried him through the battle" "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"

(... is a kind of determination ) persistent determination

(... is a kind of determination ) tireless determination

(... is a kind of determination ) persevering determination to perform a task

"his diligence won him quick promotions" "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"

Definition 4: a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where determination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for determination in the sense of this definition

(determination is a kind of ...) an opinion formed by judging something

"he was reluctant to make his judgment known" "she changed her mind"

(... is a kind of determination ) a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something

"he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong"

Definition 5: deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where determination or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the determination of grammatical inflections

(determination is a kind of ...) the cognitive process of reaching a decision

"a good executive must be good at decision making"

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