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

 determining
 (vbl.)決定

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·ter·mine v. t. [imp. & p. p. Determined p. pr. & vb. n. Determining.]
 1. To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.
    [God] hath determined the times before appointed.   --Acts xvii. 26.
 2. To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.
    The knowledge of men hitherto hath been determined by the view or sight.   --Bacon.
 Now, where is he that will not stay so long
 Till his friend sickness hath determined me?   --Shak.
 3. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
    The character of the soul is determined by the character of its God.   --J. Edwards.
    Something divinely beautiful . . . that at some time or other might influence or even determine her course of life.   --W. Black.
 4. To fix the course of; to impel and direct; -- with a remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will determined me to this course.
 5. To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of; to assign to its true place in a system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered plant or its name.
 6. To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as, the court has determined the cause.
 7. To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as, this determined him to go immediately.
 8. Logic To define or limit by adding a differentia.
 9. Physical Sciences To ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 determining
      adj : having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial
            experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the
            determinative (or determinant) battle" [syn: crucial,
             deciding(a), determinant, determinative, determining(a)]