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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.
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  • Shards of pottery of an undetermined age litter what might have been a kiln area.
  • After it, an undetermined number had not been contacted.
  • But there is nothing arbitrary or undetermined in the psychic life.
  • The persons before whom one is ashamed are almost always strangers with faces that have been left undetermined.
  • Until it nears zero in an environment where direction and speed become undetermined.
  • It's not only the future that is still undetermined but the past as well.
  • The risks of long-term exposure to those residues are still undetermined.
  • Police have so far recovered only a small, undetermined amount of money in the raids.
  • The former guard began an apprenticeship two years ago, but where and when that opportunity may arise is undetermined.
  • He fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.
British Dictionary definitions for undetermined

undetermined

/ˌʌndɪˈtɜːmɪnd/
adjective
1.
not yet resolved; undecided
2.
not known or discovered

determined

/dɪˈtɜːmɪnd/
adjective
1.
of unwavering mind; resolute; firm
Derived Forms
determinedly, adverb
determinedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for undetermined
adj.

mid-15c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of determine.

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.

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