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Determined Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    determined 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 headquarters"
  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, set]
  5. strongly motivated to succeed [syn: compulsive, driven]
Determined Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    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. 26.
  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,
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Determined'


In set theory, a branch of mathematics, determinacy is the study of under what circumstances one or the other player of a game must have a winning strategy, and the consequences of the existence of such strategies.

The first sort of game we shall consider is the two-player game of perfect information of length ω, in which the players play natural numbers.

In this sort of game we consider two players, often named I and II, who take turns playing natural numbers, with I going first. They play "forever"; that is, their plays are indexed by the natural numbers. When they're finished, a predetermined condition decides which player won. This condition need not be specified by any definable rule; it may simply be an arbitrary (infinitely long) lookup table saying who has won given a particular sequence of plays.

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* There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height. - Victor Hugo

* The determined scholar and the man of virtue will not seek to live at the expense of injuring their virtue. They will even sacrifice their lives to preserve their virtue complete. - Confucius

* The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit. - Mark Twain


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