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Noun: determination  di,tur-mu'ney-shun
  1. The act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    "the determination of molecular structures";
    - finding
  2. The quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
    "his determination showed in his every movement";
    - purpose
  3. A position, opinion or judgment reached after consideration
    "satisfied with the panel's determination";
    - decision, conclusion
  4. Deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature
    "the determination of grammatical inflections"
  5. The act of making up your mind about something
    "the burden of determination was his";
    - decision, conclusion

Derived forms: determinations

Type of: choice, deciding, decision making, discovery, find, firmness, firmness of purpose, judgement, judgment, mind, option, pick, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, selection, uncovering, verdict

Encyclopedia: Determination