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Noun: predetermination  ,pree-du,tur-mi'ney-shun
  1. (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
    - predestination, foreordination, preordination
  2. A mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
    "he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong"
  3. The act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place

Derived forms: predeterminations

Type of: conclusion, decision, determination, finding, theological doctrine

Encyclopedia: Predetermination