determination determination  /dɪ ˌtɜr mə ˈneɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
  2. (n) the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
  3. (n) a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
  4. (n) deciding or controlling something's outcome or nature
  5. (n) the act of making up your mind about something



  1. In her commanding presence, charismatic delivery and determination to sing black truth to white power, Odetta was the female Paul Robeson.
  2. By conquering Everest, the beekeeper and the Sherpa affirmed the power of humble determination -- and won one for underdogs everywhere.
  3. His icy determination galvanized a community into following him toward his goal, Pakistan.


  1. Fire warning issued for part of county

    KINGMAN — Mohave County Emergency Management Officer Byron Steward has issued a determination of fire emergency for parts of Mohave County, recommending that the board of supervisors allow implementation of fire and fireworks restrictions on all public lands with an elevation of more than 2,000 feet above sea level.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Mohave Daily News

  2. Determination marks four years of high school

    Don't mistake John Garduno's determination. He's proven his work ethic time and time over to his peers and teachers.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Lexington Dispatch

  3. Pugh is self-determination winner for The Arc of TN

    Hunter Pugh of Crossville received the self-determination award from The Arc Tennessee during the 11th annual Tennessee Disability MegaConference Awards Banquet held May 31 at the Nashville Airport Marriott.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Crossville Chronicle


  1. British prime minister Brown said: "This tragedy reinforces our commitment to confront terrorism. It strengthens our determination never to concede to the demands of terrorists, nor to pay ransoms."
    on Jun 3, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: AFP

  2. "This provocation underscores the need for action -- not just this afternoon at the UN Security Council, but in our determination to prevent the spread of these weapons. Rules must be binding. Violations must be punished," Obama said in a speech...
    on Apr 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: FOXNews

  3. "I would like to offer my congratulations to Barry Bonds on becoming baseball's career home run leader. It is a great accomplishment which required skill, longevity and determination," Aaron said. "Throughout the past century, the home run...
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: Hank Aaron Source: USA Today

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