Pre·de·ter·mi·na·tion n. The act of previous determination; a purpose formed beforehand; as, the predetermination of God's will.
n 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) [syn: predestination,
2: the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to