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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·ter·mi·na·tion /dɪˌtɝməˈneʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·ter·mi·na·tion /dɪˌtɝməˈneʃən/ 名詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·ter·mi·na·tion n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]