Definition of "determination" []

  • The act of making or arriving at a decision. See Synonyms at decision. (noun)
  • The decision reached. (noun)
  • Firmness of purpose; resolve: approached the task with determination and energy. (noun)
  • A fixed intention or resolution: returned to school with a determination to finish. (noun)
  • The settling of a question or case by an authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially by a judicial body: The choice of a foster home was left to the determination of the court. (noun)
  • The act or an instance of making a decision (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The condition of being determined; resoluteness (noun)
  • The act or an instance of ending an argument by the opinion or decision of an authority (noun)
  • The act or an instance of fixing or settling the quality, limit, position, etc, of something (noun)
  • A decision or opinion reached, rendered, or settled upon (noun)
  • A resolute movement towards some object or end (noun)
  • The termination of an estate or interest (noun)
  • The decision reached by a court of justice on a disputed matter (noun)
  • The process of qualifying or limiting a proposition or concept (noun)
  • The qualifications or limitations used in this process (noun)
  • The condition of embryonic tissues of being able to develop into only one particular tissue or organ in the adult (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "determination" in a sentence
  • "The Participation of the army loyal to Chairman Mao during the Cultural Revolution was carried out with utmost political determination and always defending the motto of ‘Serve the People ’determination and never paved the path for violent demonstrations contrary to that principle."
  • "If the determination is affirmative, the Administrator shall --"
  • "Beneath me, in bold serif font, was written the word determination."