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determined

[dih-tur-mind] /dɪˈtɜr mɪnd/
adjective
1.
resolute; staunch:
the determined defenders of the Alamo.
2.
decided; settled; resolved.
3.
Grammar. (of a phonetic feature) predictable from its surrounding context.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; determine + -ed2
Related forms
determinedly
[dih-tur-mind-lee, -muh-nid-lee] /dɪˈtɜr mɪnd li, -mə nɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
determinedness, noun
postdetermined, adjective
undetermined, adjective
Synonyms
1. inflexible, unfaltering, unwavering.

determine

[dih-tur-min] /dɪˈtɜr mɪn/
verb (used with object), determined, determining.
1.
to settle or decide (a dispute, question, etc.) by an authoritative or conclusive decision.
2.
to conclude or ascertain, as after reasoning, observation, etc.
3.
Geometry. to fix the position of.
4.
to cause, affect, or control; fix or decide causally:
Demand for a product usually determines supply.
5.
to give direction or tendency to; impel.
6.
Logic. to limit (a notion) by adding differentiating characteristics.
7.
Chiefly Law. to put an end to; terminate.
8.
to lead or bring (a person) to a decision.
9.
to decide upon.
verb (used without object), determined, determining.
10.
to come to a decision or resolution; decide.
11.
Chiefly Law. to come to an end.
Origin
1325-75; Middle English determinen < Anglo-French, Old French determiner < Latin dētermināre, equivalent to dē- de- + termināre to bound, limit; see terminate
Related forms
interdetermine, verb (used with object), interdetermined, interdetermining.
quasi-determine, verb, quasi-determined, quasi-determining.
redetermine, verb, redetermined, redetermining.
undetermining, adjective
Synonyms
1. resolve, adjust. See decide. 2. verify. 4. influence. 5. induce, lead, incline.
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Examples from the web for determined
  • Against the odds, each of these characters is driven by his or her own form of determined optimism.
  • In this system, calories are not determined directly by burning the foods.
  • The actual size is determined after the bench seat is in place.
  • It is important, therefore, that his interest be carefully determined.
  • My mother dropped by last week, and I was determined to make a quick meal for five.
  • Treasury officials won't reveal how the fixed rate is determined.
  • The grading scheme has yet to be determined.
  • He was concerned but determined.
  • So I entered the world of injured but determined runners.
  • Officials are determined not to let that happen again.
British Dictionary definitions for determined

determined

/dɪˈtɜːmɪnd/
adjective
1.
of unwavering mind; resolute; firm
Derived Forms
determinedly, adverb
determinedness, noun

determine

/dɪˈtɜːmɪn/
verb
1.
to settle or decide (an argument, question, etc) conclusively, as by referring to an authority
2.
(transitive) to ascertain or conclude, esp after observation or consideration
3.
(transitive) to shape or influence; give direction to: experience often determines ability
4.
(transitive) to fix in scope, extent, variety, etc: the river determined the edge of the property
5.
to make or cause to make a decision: he determined never to marry
6.
(transitive) (logic) to define or limit (a notion) by adding or requiring certain features or characteristics
7.
(transitive) (geometry) to fix or specify the position, form, or configuration of: two points determine a line
8.
(mainly law) to come or bring to an end, as an estate or interest in land
9.
(transitive) to decide (a legal action or dispute)
Word Origin
C14: from Old French determiner, from Latin dētermināre to set boundaries to, from de- + termināre to limit; see terminate
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Word Origin and History for determined
adj.

1560s, "decided," past participle adjective from determine. Meaning "limited" is from c.1600; that of "characterized by resolution" is from c.1600, of actions; 1772, of persons.

determine

v.

mid-14c., "to come to an end," also "to settle, decide" (late 14c.), from Old French determiner (12c.) or directly from Latin determinare "to enclose, bound, set limits to," from de- "off" (see de-) + terminare "to mark the end or boundary," from terminus "end, limit" (see terminus). Sense of "coming to a firm decision" (to do something) is from mid-15c. Related: Determined; determining; determiner.

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