Definition of determinism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

determinism

 noun
noun
NAmE//dɪˈtərməˌnɪzəm//
 
[uncountable](philosophy)
 
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the belief that people are not free to choose what they are like or how they behave, because these things are decided by their surroundings and other things over which they have no control
deterministic
 
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NAmE//dɪˌtərməˈnɪstɪk//
 
adjective
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