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

 pre·de·ter·mi·na·tion /ˌpridɪˌtɚ/
 預定,先決

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·de·ter·mi·na·tion n.  The act of previous determination; a purpose formed beforehand; as, the predetermination of God's will.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 predetermination
      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,
           foreordination, preordination]
      2: the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to
         take place