• WordNet 3.6
    • n determiner a determining or causal element or factor "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
    • n determiner one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
    • n determiner an argument that is conclusive
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: To determine the percentage of alcohol in a bottle of liquor divide the proof by two.
    • n Determiner One who, or that which, determines or decides.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It has been determined that less than one patented invention in a hundred makes any money for the inventor.
    • n determiner One who decides or determines.
    • n determiner A determinant bachelor in a university. See determinant, 2.
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  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “To him who is determined it remains only to act.”
  • Anthony Robbins
    “Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.”
  • Denis Waitley
    “Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.”
  • Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”


In literature:

The slight had been most determined.
"Mansfield Park" by Jane Austen
Various feelings wrought in him the determination after all to go to the Grange to-day as if nothing new had happened.
"Middlemarch" by George Eliot
At half-past five she reached home, and at six her determination was hardened.
"Sister Carrie" by Theodore Dreiser
I determined to end it.
"The Woman in White" by Wilkie Collins
But the maiden had determined to free her brothers even if it should cost her her life.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Various
My heart failed me; but I determined not to be such a fool as to come away without having made the attempt.
"The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" by Anne Bronte
And lastly, they were determined to see the handsome inhabitants of Easter Island.
"Astoria Or, Anecdotes Of An Enterprise Beyond The Rocky Mountains" by Washington Irving
The governess and the elder daughter had evidently determined on letting the subject drop.
"No Name" by Wilkie Collins
The defenders of the Roundheads could as easily produce instances of determined and successful resistance offered to the Crown.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Nothing was determined on in Spain.
"The Life of Christopher Columbus from his own Letters and Journals" by Edward Everett Hale
Lady Lundie stood her ground, plainly determined to force a serious expression of opinion from her brother-in-law.
"Man and Wife" by Wilkie Collins
It was their intention and determination that she should never know trouble.
"The Breaking Point" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
I can hardly determine; I only know that a time came when, under some strange influence, our lips were closed toward each other.
"The Law and the Lady" by Wilkie Collins
With the curious constancy of the Irish, he had remained determinedly celibate.
"Dangerous Days" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
He did so in his usual cool, determined way.
"Lincoln" by Nathaniel Wright Stephenson
And to allow courts of law to determine all these things, or not to determine any of them, is alike impossible.
"Laws" by Plato
In a similar manner a DOWNWARD variation of the determinants may take place, if its progress be started by a diminished flow of nutriment.
"Darwin and Modern Science" by A.C. Seward and Others
The Germans advanced in masses by short rushes, dropping to fire rifle volleys, and then onward with unflinching determination.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII)" by Various
If the larger number were correct it would indicate that the Germans were becoming more determined to reach London.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
They were bold, determined men, energetic and stoutly built; they were not all equally vigorous.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne

In poetry:

So forward his father's car he drives,
Determined to save the passengers' lives,
Struggling hard with might and main,
Hoping his struggle won't prove in vain.
"Saving a Train" by William Topaz McGonagall
LELIUS. Sir, whoever
You may be, it doth import me
To know who you are directly;
So at every risk I come here,
On this resolute quest determined.
Say who are you.
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
"You fellers can just git up and git,
You haven't robbed old Bill Springer, yit."
They looked on the stern, determined face,
And quietly slunk out from the place.
"Bill Springer's Hand" by Frank Maynard
This I aver, and as my creed maintain,
That none, with more determin'd accents, swear
Among the fiends in agonizing pain,
Than we may often among Christians hear.
"Against Swearing" by Rees Prichard
For Though we were design'd t'agree,
That Fate no liberty destroys,
But our Election is as free
As Angels, who with greedy choice
Are yet determin'd to their joys.
"Friendships Mystery, To My Dearest Lucasia" by Katherine Philips
A. He thoroughly must scrutinize his heart,
If he detests the devious paths he trod,
And from his sins determines to depart,
Whether committed against man, or God;
"The Lord's Prayer" by Rees Prichard

In news:

After determining that two years of season extensions did not significantly impact the bay scallop population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) decided June 28 to.
After determining two years of season extensions did not significantly impact the bay scallop population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission decided June 28 to permanently extend.
After determining two years of season extensions did not significantly impact the bay scallop population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission decided June 28 to permanently extend the recreational season by two weeks.
The girls from the MAC held a track meet in Piqua to determine who would advance to next week's state track meet in Columbus, and they decided to invite a few other schools to mostly observe.
) The great whaling novel reworked from a female, liberal, Protestant point of view, with compassion replacing obsession and good deeds determining a happy ending.
Kimber Cavendish and Vicki Faust, the owners of a hilly site in the South Congress neighborhood, were determined to prove that bed-and-breakfast doesn't have to mean doilies and doll collections.
Kahrah Perkins was determined to help her bedridden 82-year-old mother vote Friday after she grew concerned because her mail-in ballot had never arrived.
A hearing to determine the mental competency of a man charged with first-degree murder in the killing and beheading of his son has been rescheduled.
Having grit and determination and making clutch plays at key moments is often the difference between winning and losing, as Colorado College was reminded Friday night.
Quondell Knight, 25, was arrested early Saturday morning after an investigation by the Vermont State Police determined that Knight had assaulted his former girlfriend.
Thus, we have chosen to determine the mechanisms through which human beta-cell s proliferate, can be manipulated in order to further induce human beta-cell replication.
Bhutan and Montserrat will meet Sunday to determine who ends up at the bottom of the world rankings — 202 and 203.
A quiet monument to the courage and determination of hundreds of thousands of Jews sits vulnerable on the Lower East Side of New York City at 228 East Broadway.
With further research, these and other non-invasive imaging techniques may reduce the need for biopsies —procedures done to obtain a tissue sample—to determine the presence and severity of fibrosis and cirrhosis.
A group of 4-H members using blue dye at MSU to determine if they are "supertasters".

In science:

The metric tensor of the space V is determined in basis Ji by covariant components gij ; the connection is determined by the Christoffel symbols Γs ij .
General exact solution of the Einstein-Dirac equations with the cosmological constant in homogeneous space
Let g (s) be the q 2 -distribution determined on the space S q2 of functions of one variable s, and r(ξ ) be the q 2 -distribution determined on the space S q2 of functions of one variable ξ , moreover s and ξ are connected by relation (4.1).
q-convolution and its q-Fourier transform
It is well known that the determinant of an odd skew-symmetric matrix equals 0, whereas the determinant of an even skew-symmetric matrix is the square of a polynomial in the entries, the Pfaffian 22 .
Integrable Lattices: Random Matrices and Random Permutations
It, and the Zeeman energy and mean domain-length can be determined with the three rules: (1) determine an absorbing excursion S0 for a given field configuration.
Ground states versus low-temperature equilibria in random field Ising chains
Thus for a quaternion matrix A, det A is a non-negative real number. (For real or complex A this definition also gives a non-negative real number, the absolute value of the usual ordinary determinant.) Note that this determinant is not linear in the rows of A, but has the other two properties .
Probability density of determinants of random matrices
We have the same difficulty in getting a single determinant for all step sets, but we can use the same argument as for (26) to get a sum of determinants.
Random Walk in an Alcove of an Affine Weyl Group, and Non-Colliding Random Walks on an Interval
The main piece of physics we draw from the model is that M and N , which determine the size and shape of the lattice world-sheet, are determined by the P + , carried by the system of field quanta propagated by the diagram, and by the time span over which that system evolves.
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
Small discrepancy between these two results may be caused by the difference of the method to determine the spectral index σ ; we calculate σ using equation (89), while σ was determined by fitting the calculated particle spectrum directly in Ellison et al. (1990).
Application of random walk theory to the first order Fermi acceleration in shock waves
The exact determination of the bound state wavefunction, even for N = 2, is a difficult problem on which little progress has been made. A more tractable and still very interesting problem is the determination of the asymptotic form of the ground state.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
The determinant is therefore a sum of the 2r determinants where we have chosen either the first or second column in each case.
On Resolving Singularities
In the final section of the chapter on Attention James writes: “I have spoken as if our attention were wholly determined by neural conditions. I believe that the array of things we can attend to is so determined.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
The mixing parameter dependency also shows that the value of the scaling exponents is not completely determined by the nature of the phase transition and that the universality class the transtion belongs to is very probably determined by the topology of the random hyper-graph.
Phase coexistence and finite-size scaling in random combinatorial problems
The below simple example shows that for finite matrices the Fuglede– Kadison determinant ∆ and the usual determinant det are closely related and gives heuristical arguments that for every Borel set X ⊂ C the Brown measure µx(X ) provides information on the joint “dimension” of “eigenspaces” corresponding to λ ∈ X .
Random regularization of Brown spectral measure
We can therefore determine the critical behavior by staying at T = 0 and crossing the phase boundary at h = hc , see Fig. 1, which is convenient, because we can determine the ground states of large lattices exactly using efficient optimization algorithms [8–11], as discussed in Sec.
Specific-Heat Exponent of Random-Field Systems via Ground-State Calculations
In addition to the Toeplitz determinant formula, there are two other determinant formulas for P(L(t) ≤ ℓ).
Riemann-Hilbert problems for last passage percolation