Definitions for: Determination

[n] the act of determining the properties of something
[n] the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
[n] the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; "his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a man of purpose"
[n] a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"; "his conclusion took the evidence into account"; "satisfied with the panel's determination"

Webster (1913) Definition: De*ter`mi*na"tion, n. [L. determinatio boundary,
end: cf. F. d['e]termination.]
1. The act of determining, or the state of being determined.

2. Bringing to an end; termination; limit.

A speedy determination of that war. --Ludlow.

3. Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.

Remissness can by no means consist with a constant
determination of the will . . . to the greatest
apparent good. --Locke.

4. The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions;
decision of character; resoluteness.

He only is a well-made man who has a good
determination. --Emerson.

5. The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of

6. That which is determined upon; result of deliberation;
purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.

So bloodthirsty a determination to obtain
convictions. --Hallam.

7. (Med.) A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as,
a determination of blood to the head.

8. (Physical Sciences) 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. (Logic)
(a) The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its
essential constituents.
(b) The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion,
thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of

10. (Nat. Hist.) 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.

Syn: Decision; conclusion; judgment; purpose; resolution;
resolve; firmness. See Decision.

Synonyms: conclusion, conclusion, decision, decision, finding, purpose

See Also: appointment, assignment, call, casting lots, choice, designation, diligence, discovery, disproof, doggedness, drawing lots, falsification, falsifying, find, firmness, fix, identification, indefatigability, indefatigableness, industriousness, industry, judgement, judgment, localisation, localization, locating, location, mind, move, naming, option, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinacity, pick, predeterminaation, predetermination, proof, rectification, redetermination, refutation, resoluteness, resolution, resolution, resolve, selection, solving, sortition, substantiation, tenaciousness, tenacity, tirelessness, uncovering, validation

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