determined

Definitions

  • OBSERVATION DETERMINING THE POLE
    OBSERVATION DETERMINING THE POLE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj determined strongly motivated to succeed
    • adj determined having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation
    • adj determined characterized by great determination "a struggle against a determined enemy"
    • adj determined 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"
    • adj determined devoting full strength and concentrated attention to "made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The sex of a baby crocodile is determined by the temperature in the nest and how deeply the eggs are buried
    • a Determined Decided; resolute. "A determined foe."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The postage rate for a letter in 1693 was determined through how much light could pass through the letter. The postage rate would be more expensive if less light went through, and this process was called candling
    • determined Limited; restricted; confined within bounds; circumscribed.
    • determined Definite; determinate; precisely marked.
    • determined Characterized by or showing determination or fixed purpose; resolute: as, a determined man; a determined countenance; a determined effort.
    • determined Unfaltering; unflinching; unwavering.
    • determined Synonyms and Firm, inflexible, stanch, steadfast.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1693, the postage rate of a letter was determined by how much light went through the letter. The less the light went through the letter the more expensive the rate would be. This technique was referred to as candling
    • Determined firm in purpose: fixed: resolute
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Quotations

  • Lou Holtz
    Lou%20Holtz
    “Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”
  • Earl Nightingale
    Earl%20Nightingale
    “Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Your attitude determines your altitude.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas%20Carlyle
    “It is the unseen and the spiritual in people that determines the outward and the actual.”
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous%20Huxley
    “What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.”
  • Henry James
    Henry%20James
    “What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. determināre, -ātumde, neg., and terminus, a boundary.

Usage

In literature:

On looking into them it is difficult to determine whether the impudence of the writers or the simplicity of certain readers is most astonishing.
"Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete" by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
Her determined treatment of him that afternoon continued to surprise him.
"The Captives" by Hugh Walpole
He is determined to be alone.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
In your own interests, I am determined to tell them who you are.
"Poor Miss Finch" by Wilkie Collins
At length food became very scarce, and Count Eudes determined to go for help.
"Famous Men of the Middle Ages" by John H. Haaren
I dare say he might have; but I am not a man of determination and strength of character.
"The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn" by Henry Kingsley
Finally the banker, after a long silence, stopped short before Prosper; he had determined upon the line of conduct he would pursue.
"File No. 113" by Emile Gaboriau
In the effort she made to concentrate her determination her face grew pale and her lips trembled.
"The Witch of Prague" by F. Marion Crawford
However, we determined to try and gain his consent.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
But the man who then disposed of the fate of France and Europe was soon to determine otherwise.
"Memoirs Of The Court Of Marie Antoinette, Queen Of France, Complete" by Madame Campan
The proportions of the engines had been determined in a hap-hazard way, and they were in many cases very unsafe.
"A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine" by Robert H. Thurston
If the will be determined, there is a determiner.
"A Review of Edwards's" by Henry Tappan
Having definitely located the camp, the young Sioux determined to approach it without further delay.
"White Otter" by Elmer Russell Gregor
If, then, reality is in determination, it follows that God is the most determinate of beings.
"Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good" by Victor Cousin
General von Kirchbach therefore determined to continue the contest on his own responsibility.
"The Franco-German War of 1870-71" by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
It was evident that they had determined to avoid the grove.
"Three Sioux Scouts" by Elmer Russell Gregor
Our parents determine the character of the tissues with which we start in life, and this determines our general resistance.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
But there was no time to lose now, so I just determined to do the best I could, and the devil take the hindmost.
"A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, of the State of Tennessee." by Davy Crockett
This time, she was determined that their honeymoon should not be interrupted.
"The Blue Lights" by Arnold Fredericks
This faculty, as it has respect to the actions that are determined by it, is called the Will.
"Doctrine of the Will" by Asa Mahan
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In poetry:

The threads our hands in blindness spin
No self-determined plan weaves in;
The shuttle of the unseen powers
Works out a pattern not as ours.
"Overruled" by John Greenleaf Whittier
She ponder'd o'er the great event,
Determin'd not to give consent;
For who would venture on the seas
When the rude prospect shall displease?
"The True Lover's Knot" by William Hutton
But I smile back, in airy nonchalance,--
The more determined on my wayward quest,
As some bright memory a moment dawns
A morning in my breast--
"A Country Pathway" by James Whitcomb Riley
At length they heard that liberty
Was found beyond the States called free,
So they determined, come what may,
To leave their lord without delay.
"The Two Fugitives" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
There was an ambitious young eel
Who determined to ride on a wheel;
But try as he might,
He couldn't ride right,
In spite of his ardor and zeal.
"A Bicycle Built For Two" by Carolyn Wells
Kate scorn'd to damp the generous flame
That warm'd her aged Partner's breast;
Yet, ere determination came,
She thus some trifling doubts express'd.
"Richard and Kate: A suffolk Ballad" by Robert Bloomfield

In news:

Dead Bod is a new local rock quartet inspired by the Ramones and Henry Rollins, but also determined not take itself too seriously.
The combination of the two (physical and mental) will determine where our Bluejays will finish this year.
A gene is a piece of the DNA molecule that determines a particular characteristic — like height.
If anything, the banks have again proved themselves incapable of determining whether they looted deposits made by Jews who were later killed in the Holocaust.
Investigators are trying to determine what started a fire at this Pasadena home that killed two men.
A state Supreme Court judge in Essex County has overturned key parts of a Lake Placid-North Elba Joint Review Board determination that limited the size of a proposed boathouse on Mirror Lake.
Firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a Tuesday night fire which damaged a half dozen boats at a Ventura boatyard .
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Authorities in Iceland have exhumed the body of American chess champion Bobby Fischer to determine whether he is the father of a 9-year-old girl from the Philippines.
Bock 's (Confessions of a Carb Queen) first YA novel is a smart, topical story about a racially motivated hate crime, its far-ranging consequences, and the community determined to keep it under wraps.
To determine your own BMI, try this adult calculator.
You can actually help determine the ingredients.
Firearms, narcotics at Bonny Linn Drive residence determined illegal.
Based on video surveillance and a recent arrest for probation violation, the police were able to determine that Wojciechokwski was the prime suspect, and upon finding him downtown on November 16, took him into custody for burglary .
Determining best practices for organic heirloom tomato production.
The St Cloud Fire Department is still determining the cause of the fire.
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In science:

For lepton colliders virtually all existing studies examine how well couplings can be determined if the NGB mass is known. A main effort of the NGB subgroup was to extend existing studies to realistic detectors and to determining how well NGB properties could be determined in a model blind approach.
Discovery Potential for New Phenomena
The evaluations of both determinants, namely the determinant corresponding to the case that the fixed rhombus is placed in the centre, and the determinant corresponding to the case that the fixed rhombus is placed next to the centre on the other hand, are quite similar.
Enumeration of rhombus tilings of a hexagon which contain a fixed rhombus in the centre
The comparison of the determinant in Lemma 3 and the determinant in (4.6), the latter will be denoted by det(Da (b, c)), yields that we have to show that the determinant det(Da (b, c)) is a product of certain linear factors and an irreducible polynomial (over Z) in b and c, see (4.7), respectively (4.8).
Enumeration of rhombus tilings of a hexagon which contain a fixed rhombus in the centre
Then, one can identify the existence of the bright lens and determine its brightness by comparing the lens parameters determined from the ‘angular speed curve’ with those determined from the tra jectory of observed centroid shifts.
Identification of Bright Lenses from the Astrometric Observations of Gravitational Microlensing Events
Then, one can identify the existence of the bright lens and determine its brightness by comparing the lens parameters determined from the ‘angular speed curve’ with those determined from the tra jectory of observed centroid shifts.
Identification of Bright Lenses from the Astrometric Observations of Gravitational Microlensing Events
If ρ(λ) is given, then I (k) is uniquely determined as follows: one determines |f (k)| and then analytically, f (k), since ρ(k) determines explicitly the numbers kj and J , where 1 ≤ j ≤ J .
Reconstruction of the potential from I-function
Table 13.2: Results of the fits to: (1) LEP data alone, (2) all data except the direct determinations of mt and mW (pp collider and LEP-II), (3) all data except direct mW determinations, (4) all data except direct mt determinations, and (5) all data.
A Combination of Preliminary Electroweak Measurements and Constraints on the Standard Model
Table 10.2: Results of the fits to: (1) all Z-pole data (LEP-I and SLD), (2) all Z-pole data plus direct mt determination, (3) all Z-pole data plus direct mW and ΓW determinations, (4) all Z-pole data plus direct mt , mW , ΓW determinations (i.e., all high-Q2 results).
A Combination of Preliminary Electroweak Measurements and Constraints on the Standard Model
Table 10.2: Results of the fits to: (1) all Z-pole data (LEP-I and SLD), (2) all Z-pole data plus direct mt determination, (3) all Z-pole data plus direct mW and ΓW determinations, (4) all Z-pole data plus direct mt , mW , ΓW determinations (i.e., all high-Q2 results).
A Combination of Preliminary Electroweak Measurements and Constraints on the Standard Model
Making use of such polynomials, one can show that in Corollary 3.1, case (iii), the forms determine distinct orbits, and that in Theorem 3.4, case (iv), and Corollary 3.1, case (iv), precisely two forms may determine the same orbit, while all other forms determine distinct orbits.
Almost Hermitian Structures with Parallel Torsion
In the case of the determinant of the Sylvester matrix, the tropical determinant of the Sylvester matrix is the pro jection of the permanent of the algebraic determinant.
Tropical Resultants for Curves and Stable Intersection
Observe that the quantity h[Π∞ ], [Σ∞ ]i depends only on the weights µ and λ, since the weight µ determines the infinitesimal character of M ∨ µ which in turn determines Π∞ ([33, §5.1]), and similarly, since λ determines Σ∞ .
On the special values of certain Rankin-Selberg L-functions and applications to odd symmetric power L-functions of modular forms
Table 2: Results of the fits to: (1) all Z-pole data (LEP-I and SLD), (2) all Z-pole data plus direct mt determination, (3) all Z-pole data plus direct mW and ΓW determinations, (4) all Z-pole data plus direct mt , mW , ΓW determinations (i.e., all high-Q2 results).
Precision Electroweak Measurements and Constraints on the Standard Model
The first fit determines signal and background yields; the second determines FL ; and the third determines AF B .
Rare Leptonic B and b -> s l+ l- Decays at B-factories
FIG. 5: BABAR fit results for determining FL and AF B in two q2 bins. (a) and (b) mES distributions in lowand high-q2 bins, respectively, used to fit signal and background yields; (c) and (d) cos θK distributions fit to determine FL ; (e) and (f ) cos θl distributions fit to determine AF B .
Rare Leptonic B and b -> s l+ l- Decays at B-factories
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