- 1Cause (something) to occur in a particular way; be the decisive factor in: it will be her mental attitude that determines her futureMore example sentences
- The discussion then is not necessarily limited to whether nature determines culture or whether nature is simply a cultural construction.
- Because the danger exists that Bank of Ireland and AIB will now be snapped up as globalisation increasingly determines the future of the Irish economy.
- Prior research has shown that both family and community attitudes are influential in determining the amount of involvement of youth in activities.
- 2Ascertain or establish exactly, typically as a result of research or calculation: officials are working with state police to determine the cause of a deadly bus crash [with clause]: the point of our study was to determine what is true, not what is practicableMore example sentences
- We need additional research to determine what remediation methods are most appropriate for which kinds of student impairment.
- Study results vary and some experts say more research is needed to determine what negative impacts DDT has on humans.
- Presenters will also discuss the need for new service delivery systems and research to determine what works.
- 2.1 Mathematics Specify the value, position, or form of (a mathematical or geometric object) uniquely.More example sentences
- Weil's work on polynomial equations led to questions on what properties of a geometric object can be determined purely algebraically.
- Determine the geometric object represented by the equation and draw this object.
- 3 [no object] Firmly decide: he determined on a withdrawal of his forces [with infinitive]: she determined to tackle Stephen the next dayMore example sentences
- The thought of leading the cloistered life of a nun made her bitterly unhappy, and she determined to run away from the convent.
- Lily had determined that she would not be sad.
- For some reason, they determined on migrating to the eastward, and accordingly set out together in a body.
- 4 Law , • archaic Bring or come to an end.More example sentences
- That particular question must be determined against the appellant.
- The wife requests that the matter of spousal support not be determined at this hearing.
- This issue, as between Mr Rogers and Mrs Bailey, was not determined by the defendant.
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- Instead, researchers found that cardiovascular fitness was more of a determining factor in every category except ankle sprain.
- In a world of pre-IPOs and Internet start-ups, what do you feel is the determining factor for retaining employees, and more specific, retaining web designers?
- The determining factors, rather, are economic opportunities, or people's hopes that they will find better economic opportunities than in the places they leave.
late Middle English: from Old French determiner, from Latin determinare 'limit, fix', from de- 'completely' + terminare 'terminate'.