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determination


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Determination  \De*ter`mi*na"tion\,  n.  [L.  determinatio  boundary, 
  end:  cf  F.  d['e]termination.] 
  1.  The  act  of  determining,  or  the  state  of  being  determined. 
 
  2.  Bringing  to  an  end  termination;  limit. 
 
  A  speedy  determination  of  that  war.  --Ludlow. 
 
  3.  Direction  or  tendency  to  a  certain  end  impulsion. 
 
  Remissness  can  by  no  means  consist  with  a  constant 
  determination  of  the  will  .  .  .  to  the  greatest 
  apparent  good.  --Locke. 
 
  4.  The  quality  of  mind  which  reaches  definite  conclusions; 
  decision  of  character;  resoluteness. 
 
  He  only  is  a  well-made  man  who  has  a  good 
  determination.  --Emerson. 
 
  5.  The  state  of  decision;  a  judicial  decision,  or  ending  of 
  controversy. 
 
  6.  That  which  is  determined  upon  result  of  deliberation; 
  purpose;  conclusion  formed;  fixed  resolution. 
 
  So  bloodthirsty  a  determination  to  obtain 
  convictions.  --Hallam. 
 
  7.  (Med.)  A  flow,  rush,  or  tendency  to  a  particular  part  as 
  a  determination  of  blood  to  the  head. 
 
  8.  (Physical  Sciences)  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. 
 
  9.  (Logic) 
  a  The  act  of  defining  a  concept  or  notion  by  giving  its 
  essential  constituents. 
  b  The  addition  of  a  differentia  to  a  concept  or  notion, 
  thus  limiting  its  extent;  --  the  opposite  of 
  {generalization}. 
 
  10.  (Nat.  Hist.)  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. 
 
  Syn:  Decision;  conclusion;  judgment;  purpose;  resolution; 
  resolve;  firmness.  See  {Decision}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  determination 
  n  1:  the  act  of  determining  the  properties  of  something  [syn:  {finding}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  being  determined  to  do  or  achieve  something 
  "his  determination  showed  in  his  every  movement";  "he  is  a 
  man  of  purpose"  [syn:  {purpose}] 
  3:  a  position  or  opinion  or  judgment  reached  after 
  consideration:  "a  decision  unfavorable  to  the  opposition"; 
  "his  conclusion  took  the  evidence  into  accout";  "satisfied 
  with  the  panel's  determination"  [syn:  {decision},  {conclusion}] 
  4:  the  act  of  making  up  your  mind  about  something  "the  burden 
  of  decision  was  his";  "he  drew  his  conclusions  quickly" 
  [syn:  {decision},  {conclusion}] 




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