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determination

  
1    backbone, constancy, conviction, dedication, doggedness, drive, firmness, fortitude, indomitability, perseverance, persistence, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, single-mindedness, steadfastness, tenacity, willpower  
2    conclusion, decision, judgment, purpose, resolve, result, settlement, solution, verdict  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    doubt, hesitancy, hesitation, indecision, instability, irresolution, vacillation  
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determination

  
  
Determination is the quality that you show when you have decided to do something and you will not let anything stop you.      n-uncount   oft N to-inf  
Everyone concerned acted with great courage and determination...     


self-determination     
Self-determination is the right of a country to be independent, instead of being controlled by a foreign country, and to choose its own form of government.      n-uncount  
(=independence)  

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determine     ( determines    3rd person present)   ( determining    present participle)   ( determined    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If a particular factor determines the nature of a thing or event, it causes it to be of a particular kind.  
FORMAL  
(=dictate)  

The size of the chicken pieces will determine the cooking time...      V n  
What determines whether you are a career success or a failure?      V wh  
   determination             n-uncount   with supp  
...the gene which is responsible for male sex determination.     
2       verb   To determine a fact means to discover it as a result of investigation.  
FORMAL  
(=identify)  

The investigation will determine what really happened...      V wh  
Testing needs to be done to determine the long-term effects on humans...      V n  
Science has determined that the risk is very small.      V that  
3       verb   If you determine something, you decide it or settle it.  
The Baltic people have a right to determine their own future...      V n  
My aim was first of all to determine what I should do next.      V wh, Also V that, V wh-to-inf  
  determination     ( determinations    plural)    n-count   usu sing, usu the N of n  
We must take into our own hands the determination of our future.     
4       verb   If you determineto do something, you make a firm decision to do it.  
FORMAL   He determined to rescue his two countrymen...      V to-inf  
I determined that I would ask him outright.      V that  


determination     
Determination is the quality that you show when you have decided to do something and you will not let anything stop you.      n-uncount   oft N to-inf  
Everyone concerned acted with great courage and determination...     
self-determination     
Self-determination is the right of a country to be independent, instead of being controlled by a foreign country, and to choose its own form of government.      n-uncount  
(=independence)  

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exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination

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