to decide something in advance so that it does not happen by chance The sex of the embryo is predetermined at fertilization. The way in which surveys are carried out often predetermines the results that are obtained.verbjump to other results
NAmE//ˌpridɪˈtərmən//predetermine something(formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they predetermine
he / she / it predetermines
past simple predetermined
-ing form predetermining
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adjective An alarm sounds when the temperature reaches a predetermined level.