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Definition of determined (Meaning of determined)
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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.
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	              [God] hath determined the times before appointed.
	                                                    --Acts xvii.
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	     2. To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit;
	        to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.
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	              The knowledge of men hitherto hath been determined
	              by the view or sight.                 --Bacon.
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	              Now, where is he that will not stay so long
	              Till his friend sickness hath determined me? --Shak.
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	     3. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe
	        imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
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	              The character of the soul is determined by the
	              character of its God.                 --J. Edwards.
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	              Something divinely beautiful . . . that at some time
	              or other might influence or even determine her
	              course of life.                       --W. Black.
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	     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.
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	     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.
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	     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.
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	     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.
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	     8. (Logic) To define or limit by adding a differentia.
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	     9. (Physical Sciences) To ascertain the presence, quantity,
	        or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine
	        the salt in sea water.
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	  Determined De*ter"mined, a.
	     Decided; resolute. ``Adetermined foe.'' --Sparks.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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