Hypertext Webster Gateway: "determined"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Determine \De*ter"mine\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Determined}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Determining}.] [F. d['e]terminer, L.
determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus
limit. See {Term}.]
1. To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.

[God] hath determined the times before appointed.
--Acts xvii.

2. To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit;
to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.

The knowledge of men hitherto hath been determined
by the view or sight. --Bacon.

Now, where is he that will not stay so long Till his
friend sickness hath determined me? --Shak.

3. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe
imperatively; to regulate; to settle.

The character of the soul is determined by the
character of its God. --J. Edwards.

Something divinely beautiful . . . that at some time
or other might influence or even determine her
course of life. --W. Black.

4. To fix the course of; to impel and direct; -- with a
remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will
determined me to this course.

5. To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific
character or name of; to assign to its true place in a
system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered
plant or its name.

6. To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to
settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as,
the court has determined the cause.

7. To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to
cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as,
this determined him to go immediately.

8. (Logic) To define or limit by adding a differentia.

9. (Physical Sciences) To ascertain the presence, quantity,
or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine
the salt in sea water.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Determined \De*ter"mined\, a.
Decided; resolute. ``Adetermined foe.'' --Sparks.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: characterized by great determination; "a struggle against a
determined enemy"
2: having been learned or found or determined especially by
investigation [ant: {undetermined}]
3: devoting full strength and concentrated attention to; "made
continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy
4: determined or decided upon as by an authority; "date and
place are already determined"; "the dictated terms of
surrender"; "the time set for the launching" [syn: {dictated},
5: strongly motivated to succeed [syn: {compulsive}, {driven}]

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