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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)

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.

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."