Definitions of determination

  1. the act of making up your mind about something; " the burden of decision was his"; " he drew his conclusions quickly"
  2. the act of determining the properties of something
  3. the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; " his determination showed in his every movement"; " he is a man of purpose"
  4. The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
  5. Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
  6. Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
  7. The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
  8. The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
  9. That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
  10. A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
  11. 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.
  12. The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.
  13. 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.
  14. The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; - the opposite of generalization.
  15. The act of deciding; the state of being firm in decisions; purpose; resolution.
  16. That which is determined or resolved on: end: direction to a certain end: resolution: purpose: decision.
  17. End; decision; resolution; fixed purpose.
  18. The act of determining; a firm resolve; firmness; resolution.
  19. Authoritative settlement.
  20. 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.

Usage examples for determination

  1. Tom Swift arrived at a sudden determination. – Tom Swift and his Undersea Search or, The Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic by Victor Appleton
  2. For they saw that against determination like this no punishment, however severe, might avail. – This Country Of Ours by H. E. Marshall Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
  3. With great energy and determination he set himself to accomplish the task. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman
  4. His single determination was to save Sidney from any pain. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. 153. " Its being me needs make no difference in your determination." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  6. But the twist of his determination held him up. – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  7. I had promised Zaira to come back, so telling my new love that I would come and live with her as soon as I had placed the young Russian in good hands, I went home, feeling rather curious to hear Zaira's determination. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  8. But that the Board feared this possibility is evident from their determination speedily to establish the College on a more real basis. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan
  9. Mrs. Conyers pressed forward with gathering determination: " What happened last night?" – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  10. " You see I had to tell your wife, Dunbar, of your determination to stay by us," he added with a smile. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  11. She spoke with wild determination: Listen. – An I.D.B. in South Africa by Louise Vescelius-Sheldon
  12. His contempt for political democracy was bound up with his zeal for social democracy, his recognition of the equal worth of all with his determination not to give them equal power. – A Short History of English Liberalism by Walter Lyon Blease
  13. It was half an hour before he stood up, with one determination at least formed in his mind- that he would consult no one. – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  14. In accordance with this determination, he passes over with great pain and agony, being wounded in the hands, knees, and feet. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  15. Perugino appears to have been a man of great determination, Lupatelli says of iron will. – Great Masters in Painting: Perugino by George C. Williamson
  16. The determination to act gave relief. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  17. I'll do that, he said, but there's nothing on earth that can alter my determination to make Maud the Princess of Groostork. – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  18. I thanked her and said 'no, ' at which she at once departed with a look of still determination upon her countenance that I found it hard to explain. – A Strange Disappearance by Anna Katharine Green