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Determination meaning

determination - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
  2. 2. Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
  3. 3. Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
  4. 4. The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
  5. 5. The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
  6. 6. That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
  7. 7. A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; - the opposite of generalization.
  12. 12. End; decision; resolution; fixed purpose.

determination - examples of usage

  1. Nevertheless he spoke simply and with a determination that was not to be mistaken. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Still his determination was not altered. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  3. And this thought became now a fixed determination. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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