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

 de·ter·min·ism /dɪˈtɝməˌnɪzəm, di-/

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

 de·ter·min·ism /dɪˈtɝməˌnɪzəm/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·ter·min·ism n. Metaph. The doctrine that the will is not free, but is inevitably and invincibly determined by motives, preceding events, and natural laws.
    Its superior suitability to produce courage, as contrasted with scientific physical determinism, is obvious.   --F. P. Cobbe.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (philosophy) a philosophical theory holding that all events
          are inevitable consequences of antecedent sufficient
          causes; often understood as denying the possibility of
          free will