Meaning of DETERMINATION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ di-ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən ]


Date: 14th century


a. : a judicial decision settling and ending a controversy

b. : the resolving of a question by argument or reasoning

2. archaic : termination


a. : the act of deciding definitely and firmly ; also : the result of such an act of decision

b. : firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end

a woman of great courage and determination

4. : a fixing or finding of the position, magnitude, value, or character of something: as

a. : the act, process, or result of an accurate measurement

b. : an identification of the taxonomic position of a plant or animal


a. : the definition of a concept in logic by its essential constituents

b. : the addition of a differentia to a concept to limit its denotation

6. : direction or tendency to a certain end : impulsion

7. : the fixation of the destiny of undifferentiated embryonic tissue

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.