de·ter·mi·na·tion /dɪˌtɝməˈneʃən/ 名詞
1. The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
2. Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
A speedy determination of that war. --Ludlow.
3. Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
Remissness can by no means consist with a constant determination of the will . . . to the greatest apparent good. --Locke.
4. The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
He only is a well-made man who has a good determination. --Emerson.
5. The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
6. That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
So bloodthirsty a determination to obtain convictions. --Hallam.
7. Med. A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
8. Physical Sciences The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air.
9. Logic (a) The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents. (b) The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization.
10. Nat. Hist. The act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells.
Syn: -- Decision; conclusion; judgment; purpose; resolution; resolve; firmness. See Decision.
n 1: the act of determining the properties of something [syn: finding]
2: the quality of being determined to do or achieve something;
"his determination showed in his every movement"; "he is a
man of purpose" [syn: purpose]
3: a position or opinion or judgment reached after
consideration; "a decision unfavorable to the opposition";
"his conclusion took the evidence into account";
"satisfied with the panel's determination" [syn: decision,
4: the act of making up your mind about something; "the burden
of decision was his"; "he drew his conclusions quickly"
[syn: decision, conclusion]