- 1Firmness of purpose; resoluteness: he advanced with an unflinching determinationMore example sentences
resolution, resolve, willpower, strength of character, single-mindedness, purposefulness, intentness; staunchness, perseverance, persistence, tenacity, staying power; strong-mindedness, backbone; stubbornness, doggedness, obstinacy; spirit, courage, pluck, grit, stout-heartedness• formal pertinacity
- His leadership qualities and determination to challenge capitalism earned him lasting respect from all who knew him, particularly in his role as union steward and factory convenor.
- They haven't been particularly good, but there has been a robustness and determination to them; qualities lacking earlier in the season.
- His determination to improve the quality of colonial workmanship and to impose a businesslike system of payments incurred many enemies.
- 2The process of establishing something exactly, typically by calculation or research: determination of molecular structuresMore example sentences
- Explanation is substituted for deduction, prediction, solution, determination and calculation as the objectives of science.
- To date, this has hindered determination of the molecular structure of the pigments.
- However, proteins sharing the same fold can have different functions, and structure determination and analysis will not always mean that function can be derived.
- 2.1 Law The settlement of a dispute by the authoritative decision of a judge or arbitrator.More example sentences
- It would be artificial to do so in the circumstances, pending the arbitrators' determination of the matters that are within their jurisdiction.
- It does, however, with the authority of the Act, lay the ground for enforcement by the provision that until final determination of the dispute the decision is binding.
- So far as our claim for damages pursuant to those undertakings are concerned, the order I seek is for it to be remitted to a judge for determination.
- 2.2 Law A judicial decision or sentence.More example sentences
- Since that time the applicants have been contesting that determination.
- I have to say that I find the Agency's stance on the Wretton determination surprising.
- At paragraph 16 of his determination the Adjudicator concluded that he accepted Dr Gallwey's assessment.
- 3The controlling or deciding of something’s nature or outcome: genetic sex determinationMore example sentences
setting, specification, settlement, designation, arrangement, establishment, prescription
- The gene doublesex of Drosophila is the last gene in the genetic cascade that controls sex determination.
- Hence, Sxl does not appear to play the key discriminating role in controlling sex determination and dosage compensation in sciarids that it plays in Drosophila.
- This indicates that the maternal Odsm1 genotype itself, rather than the genotype of the offspring, controls the sex determination.
- 4 Law The cessation of an estate or interest.More example sentences
- It however now seems clear, from a case in Yelverton, that the assignment by the tenant at will of his interest to a third party is no determination of the tenancy, unless the lessor at will have notice.
- Thus during the war a lease could have been granted for 10 years with a provision for determination if the war ended earlier, and this would satisfy the rule in Lace v Chantler.
- 5 • archaic A tendency to move in a fixed direction.More example sentences
- Second, retained membranes and septic substances result in a determination of blood to the uterus.
- The image of God in which man was created did not consist in an inclination and determination of the will to holiness.
late Middle English (in the senses 'settlement of a controversy by a judge or by reasoning' and 'authoritative opinion'): via Old French from Latin determinatio(n-), from the verb determinare (see determine).