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Definition 1: the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place - [noun denoting act]

(predetermination is a kind of ...) the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

"the determination of molecular structures"

Definition 2: a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something - [noun denoting cognition]

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

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

(predetermination is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 3: (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind) - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for predetermination in the sense of this definition

(predetermination is a kind of ...) the doctrine of a religious group

(... is a kind of predetermination ) the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)

(predetermination belongs to category ...) the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

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