determination

determination
determine de‧ter‧mine [dɪˈtɜːmn ǁ -ɜːr-] verb [transitive]
1. to find out the facts about something:

• Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident.

• Experts have determined that the signature was forged.

2. to make an official decision about something:

• The date of the court case has not yet been determined.

• The agency is investigating diet products to determine if they pose a health hazard.

3. LAW to decide the exact meaning of the conditions of a contract, for example when there are disagreements about it:

• If there is a contract of employment, the employee's obligations were to be determined from the contract.

— determination noun [uncountable] :

• The final determination of how many employees will be laid off will be made in the next couple of weeks.

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determination UK US /dɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən/ noun
[U] the ability to continue trying to do something, although it is very difficult: »

I admired his drive and determination - he never gave up.

determination to do sth »

She had great determination to succeed.

[U] the process of controlling, influencing, or deciding something: »

The determination of policy is not your business - your job is to implement it.

[U] the process of finding something out: »

the determination of his whereabouts

[C] an official judgement or decision: »

The court is required to issue a final determination on those issues by the end of the year.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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