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noun determination pronunciation in American English /dɪˌtɜrmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the refusal to let anything prevent you from doing what you have decided to do
    He has overcome his difficulties with courage and determination.
    determination to do something: The president underlined his determination to pursue the rebels.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of controlling what something will be
    We don’t know exactly what role this gene plays in sex determination.
  3. 3
    [uncountable] formal the process of officially deciding or settling something
    determination of: the effect of political considerations in the determination of health policy
  4. 4
    [countable/uncountable] formal the process of calculating something or discovering it by examining evidence
    determination of: methods for the determination of a word’s frequency

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