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verb British English pronunciation: determine /dɪˈtɜː(r)mɪn/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theydetermine
he/she/itdetermines
present participledetermining
past tensedetermined
past participledetermined
  1. 1
    [transitive] [often passive] to control what something will be

    Our prices are determined by the market.

    genetically/culturally/biologically determined:

    She claims that most human behaviour is socially determined.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to officially decide something
    determine whether/why/who:

    It is for the court to determine whether she is guilty.

  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] to calculate something, or to discover it by examining evidence

    I am interested in determining the cost.

    determine why/whether/what:

    Technicians were examining the missile to determine why it didn't fire.

  4. 4
    [transitive] formal to decide that you really want to do something
    determine to do something:

    She determined to ignore his faults.

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