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Definition of determination noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] the quality that makes you continue trying to do something even when this is difficult fierce/grim/dogged determination He fought the illness with courage and determination. They had survived by sheer determination. determination to do something I admire her determination to get it right.
  2. 2[uncountable] (formal) the process of deciding something officially factors influencing the determination of future policy
  3. 3[uncountable, countable] (technology) the act of finding out or calculating something Both methods rely on the accurate determination of the pressure of the gas.
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