Definition of determinism noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtɜːmɪnɪzəm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtɜːrmɪnɪzəm//
[uncountable] (philosophy) Types of belief
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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 See related entries: Types of belief
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: determinism