Definitions of determination

  1. The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
  2. Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
  3. Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
  4. The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
  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.
  7. A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
  8. 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. The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.
  10. 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.
  11. The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; - the opposite of generalization.
  12. The act of deciding; the state of being firm in decisions; purpose; resolution.
  13. That which is determined or resolved on: end: direction to a certain end: resolution: purpose: decision.
  14. End; decision; resolution; fixed purpose.
  15. The act of determining; a firm resolve; firmness; resolution.
  16. Authoritative settlement.
  17. The act of determining or deciding; that which is determined or resolved on; firm resolution; settlement by a judicial decision; direction to a certain end; a putting an end to; decision; ascertainment of amount. A determination of blood, a rapid flow of blood to the brain or any particular part of the body; definition; reference of a thing to its species.