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English noun: determination

1. determination (act) the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

SamplesThe determination of molecular structures.


Broader (hypernym)discovery, find, uncovering

Narrower (hyponym)designation, disproof, falsification, falsifying, fix, identification, localisation, localization, locating, location, predetermination, proof, rectification, redetermination, refutal, refutation, resolution, solving, substantiation, validation

2. determination (attribute) the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose

SamplesHis determination showed in his every movement.
He is a man of purpose.


Broader (hypernym)firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution, resolve

Narrower (hyponym)diligence, doggedness, indefatigability, indefatigableness, industriousness, industry, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinacity, tenaciousness, tenacity, tirelessness

3. determination (cognition) a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration

SamplesA decision unfavorable to the opposition.
His conclusion took the evidence into account.
Satisfied with the panel's determination.

Synonymsconclusion, decision

Broader (hypernym)judgement, judgment, mind

Narrower (hyponym)predetermination

4. determination (cognition) deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature

SamplesThe determination of grammatical inflections.

Broader (hypernym)deciding, decision making

5. determination (act) the act of making up your mind about something

SamplesThe burden of decision was his.
He drew his conclusions quickly.

Synonymsconclusion, decision

Broader (hypernym)choice, option, pick, selection

Narrower (hyponym)appointment, assignment, call, casting lots, designation, drawing lots, move, naming, resolution, sortition

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