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. 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"
  3. the act of determining the properties of something
  4. the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; " his determination showed in his every movement"; " he is a man of purpose"
  5. The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
  6. Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
  7. Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
  8. The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
  9. The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
  10. That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
  11. A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
  12. 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.
  13. The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.
  14. 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.
  15. The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; - the opposite of generalization.
  16. The act of deciding; the state of being firm in decisions; purpose; resolution.
  17. 1. A change, for the better or the worse, in the course of a disease. 2. A general move toward a given point.
  18. That which is determined or resolved on: end: direction to a certain end: resolution: purpose: decision.
  19. End; decision; resolution; fixed purpose.
  20. The act of determining; a firm resolve; firmness; resolution.
  21. Authoritative settlement.
  22. 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.

Quotes of determination

  1. With several different kinds of poetry to choose from, a man would decide that he would like best to be an epic poet, and he would set out, in conscious determination on an epic poem. – Lascelles Abercrombie
  2. Your determination selflessness and courage have brought the freedom struggle towards its fulfilment. – Gerry Adams
  3. I don't think I have the stomach Veronica has. I think I have the determination and the stubbornness and a little bit of the go -get -em. But I think I'm about 20 percent more girl than Veronica is. There's a lot of Veronica that hits home with me, the sort of feisty area. But I think that I have a little bit more girl. I'd scream my head off if I saw a body in the freezer. – Kristen Bell
  4. One of the things that made me persist in the Antarctic in the face of sickening discouragements was my determination to name a portion of the earth's surface after my father. – Lincoln Ellsworth
  5. To all the positions, I just bring the determination to win. Me being an unselfish player, I think that can carry on to my teammates. When you have one of the best players on the court being unselfish, I think that transfers to the other players. – LeBron James
  6. Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen. – Horace Mann
  7. Churchill was the canny political animal, very devious, bursting with energy and determination learning as hard as he could. – Lord Mountbatten
  8. Over the last five years, the Administration and the majority in Congress have appropriated less than $900 million for port security grants- despite the Coast Guard's determination that $5. 4 billion is needed over 10 years. – Solomon Ortiz
  9. So many actors have sheer guts, will, and determination they just need some preparation. – John Ratzenberger
  10. Not only our future economic soundness but the very soundness of our democratic institutions depends on the determination of our government to give employment to idle men. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  11. We have to make a determination of what the minimum standards are for police, fire and emergency services in all of America's major cities. Once we determine that, then we can decide what the funding is. – Warren Rudman
  12. Today's message to Baghdad is very clear: the UN Security Council resolution expresses the unity and determination of the entire international community to assume its collective responsibility. – Javier Solana
  13. No change in the balance of political parties can alter the general determination that no class should be excluded from contributing to and sharing responsibility for the state. – Gustav Stresemann
  14. At the core of life is a hard purposefulness, a determination to live. – Howard Thurman
  15. The secret of happiness is the determination to be happy always, rather than wait for outer circumstances to make one happy. – J. Donald Walters

Usage examples for determination

  1. But the twist of his determination held him up. – Plotting in Pirate Seas by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  2. 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
  3. His single determination was to save Sidney from any pain. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Perugino appears to have been a man of great determination Lupatelli says of iron will. – Great Masters in Painting: Perugino by George C. Williamson
  7. " 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
  8. Leonard looked after him, still rather anxiously; there was a look of determination on the pale, thoughtful face which alarmed him. – Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir by Charles Garvice
  9. 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
  10. The determination to act gave relief. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Mrs. Conyers pressed forward with gathering determination What happened last night?" – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  14. The despatches contained accounts of the arrival of the Spanish squadron, and of Sir James's determination to attack them if they attempted to put to sea, even with the force under his command. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I by Sir John Ross
  15. She spoke with wild determination Listen. – An I.D.B. in South Africa by Louise Vescelius-Sheldon
  16. 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
  17. 153. " Its being me needs make no difference in your determination – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. With great energy and determination he set himself to accomplish the task. – Ancient Egypt by George Rawlinson Other: Arthur Gilman

Rhymes for determination