Translation of predetermine in Spanish:

predetermine

Pronunciation: /ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːrmən; ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːmɪn/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (foreordain) predeterminar 1.2 (arrange in advance) determinar de antemano a predetermined date/time una fecha/hora determinada de antemano
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    • The factor of surprise has become more important - it predetermines the course and the outcome of initial operations and the entire campaign, therefore troops should be better prepared and their combat readiness should be improved.
    • It cannot be based on any assumptions about human nature, and it cannot be expected to lead to predetermined outcomes.
    • The outcome is not predetermined but reflects a political contest over the exercise of power and meanings.
    1.3 (work out in advance) prever*
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    • Thus, of ever growing importance in the military sphere for the developed democratic countries is the civilizing factor, which predetermines the level of acceptable casualties in solving foreign policy problems by military means.
    • The government allocated transferable rights to emit predetermined levels of emissions.
    • They often use a rheostat, which is similar to a humidistat, so that not only can you predetermine the level of humidity you want, but also allow the machine to adjust intelligently to overall humidity.

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