determining determining  /dɪ ˈtɜr mə nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having the power or quality of deciding

Usage(s):

  1. One way of determining the rigor of state exams is to compare them to standardized tests given nationally.
  2. He renames himself Lolo after determining that his mother had actually been impregnated by a Sicilian tomato.
  3. Sometimes, the determining factor was practicality: Chanel wore bell-bottom trousers in Venice, the better to climb in and out of gondolas and started the pants revolution.

News

  1. Selecting MLB's Fan-Favorites All-Star Team

    MLB fans develop unique criteria for determining their favorite ballplayers, but certain current stars meet everyone's standards. Players' personal characteristics and on-field accomplishments resonate with a large chunk of the baseball-loving population, earning these athletes recognition on the following team. How do we quantity admiration? By recent All-Star voting results? Jersey and ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. BCG Weighs In On First-In-Class Vs. Best-In-Class Drugs -- How Valuable Is Their Advice?

    The hardest decisions facing  a head of a pharmaceutical  R&D organization involve determining which great ideas to fund. One might think this is a simple process, that any idea which can lead to a new drug to treat cancer, Alzheimer?s Disease, bacterial infections, diabetes, etc., should be pursued. After all, these are major diseases where new drugs are needed. Furthermore, pharma R&D ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. U.S. Supplies For Syrian Rebels May Be Too Little, Too Late

    After determining that the Syrian government has crossed a red line by using chemical weapons, the White House has agreed to start sending military aid to the rebels. Some analysts think it may be too late to tip the balance in Syria, where Assad's forces backed by Hezbollah, Iran and Russia have been gaining ground.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: NPR

Quotes

  1. Selig said June 21 that he would take "Giambi's level of cooperation into account in determining appropriate further action."
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: Bud Selig Source: USA Today

  2. "The bottom line is the American people are capable of determining their own ideals of heroes and they don't need to be told elaborate lies," Lynch said.
    on Apr 24, 2007 By: Jessica Lynch Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I think for us the concentration is just on getting ready for the match," Bob Bradley said. "So many things can happen along the way, so we've not put much thought into the final way of determining things."
    on Jun 23, 2010 By: Bob Bradley Source: The Associated Press

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