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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.


Synonymsfinding


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.


Synonymspurpose


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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