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noun     determination pronunciation in American English
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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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