- n (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)
- n a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong
- n the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place
- That might have prevented his dismissing as trivial every moving force in the expanding human makeup outside of genetic predetermination and breeding practices.
- If that sounds like a prescription for predetermination, even fatalism, Wright points out that what is natural is not necessarily unchangeable.
- That their votes are cast together is the result of chance, not predetermination.
- Sergey Lavrov in Forbes
Lavrov said the new resolution implied "predetermination of Kosovo's independence," according to Russian news agencies.