What is the meaning of determined?


  • Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study.
    • usage: "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
  • Shape or influence; give direction to.
    • usage: "experience often determines ability"; "mold public opinion"
  • Fix conclusively or authoritatively.
    • usage: "set the rules"
  • Decide upon or fix definitely.
    • usage: "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
  • Reach, make, or come to a decision about something.
    • usage: "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
  • Fix in scope; fix the boundaries of.
    • usage: "the tree determines the border of the property"
  • Settle conclusively; come to terms.
    • usage: "We finally settled the argument"
  • Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort.
    • usage: "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"


  • Characterized by great determination.
    • usage: "a struggle against a determined enemy"
  • Having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation.
  • Devoting full strength and concentrated attention to.
    • usage: "made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters"
  • Determined or decided upon as by an authority.
    • usage: "date and place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of surrender"; "the time set for the launching"
  • Strongly motivated to succeed.
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APAWordNet. (2010). determined. Retrieved April 20, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/determined/definitions/1172325
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