Determination

Definition of Determination

De`ter`mi`na´tion
n.1.The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
2.Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
A speedy determination of that war.
- Ludlow.
3.Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
Remissness can by no means consist with a constant determination of the will . . . to the greatest apparent good.
- Locke.
4.The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
He only is a well-made man who has a good determination.
- Emerson.
5.The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
6.That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
So bloodthirsty a determination to obtain convictions.
- Hallam.
7.(Med.) A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
8.(Physical Sciences) The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air.
9.(Logic) The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.
10.(Nat. Hist.) The act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells.

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