predetermine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v predetermine cause to be biased
    • v predetermine determine beforehand
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Predetermine To determine (something) beforehand.
    • v. i Predetermine To determine beforehand.
    • Predetermine To doom by previous decree; to foredoom.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • predetermine To determine beforehand; settle in purpose or counsel.
    • predetermine To destine by previous decree.
    • predetermine To make a determination beforehand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Predetermine prē-dē-tėr′min to determine or settle beforehand
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. pre-, + determine,: cf. F. prédéterminer,

Usage

In literature:

Was the past irretrievable, the future predetermined?
"The Half-Hearted" by John Buchan
He ought rather to have concluded that, events being predetermined and foreseen, there is no luck.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
It was the factor-lawyer who broke the silence, saying, with his predetermined smirk, that the parchment was ready for my signature.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
They conquered, it appears, without predetermined plan, and because they all had interest in conquest.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
Full of predeterminate intuitions, they are without intelligence, which is the power of seeing things as they are.
"Winds Of Doctrine" by George Santayana
There is one other important feature which must be noticed before this chapter is closed, and that is Predetermining the Sex.
"The Boston Terrier and All About It" by Edward Axtell
He might likewise have predetermined to interfere if my safety had been really endangered.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
The predetermined hostility to the treaty increased in activity, as the period for deciding its fate approached.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)" by John Marshall
Yet we use the terms "guidance," "predetermination," and so on, at the risk of being misunderstood.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
To this man of predetermined logic the fact was simply monstrous, like a nightmare.
"The Hidden Force" by Louis Couperus
It was all predetermined.
"The Secret of Sarek" by Maurice Leblanc
We may illustrate the principles of this predetermination by a simple example.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 2" by Various
Environment fixes largely the companions of the girl, and her place in the social scale predetermines to some extent how she shall play.
"The Girl in Her Teens" by Margaret Slattery
In the bedroom conference every action was predetermined with the nicest accuracy.
"Capturing a Locomotive" by William Pittenger
Its issue is not predetermined.
"Religion and the War" by Various
But the spirit has no nature of its own, no destiny to direct its course, no predetermined inevitable lot.
"The Reform of Education" by Giovanni Gentile
Latin America's evolution was predetermined by the Spanish Conquest.
"The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy" by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
It is deep within their strong embrace that our predetermined fate is being continuously unrolled.
"Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;" by Clark S. Beardslee
To ascertain her opinion, to predetermine it, Stainton was now elaborately preparing.
"Running Sands" by Reginald Wright Kauffman
The ship gets under way and steams about slowly until she gets the proper headway of a predetermined speed.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews
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In poetry:

Every being is pregnant with death,
And the predetermined goal of all union
Is no less the crib than the grave.
"Insomnia" by Jakobus Cornelis Bloem
What powers throng the pregnant gloom!
Unseen, the ministers of Law
Reach from eternity to draw
The suns to predetermined doom.
"The Testimony of the Suns" by George Sterling

In news:

Each has a predetermined value, from $7.2 million for the No.
The app plays off the concept of Buzzword Bingo, which is a mobile bingo-esque game in which players create bingo cards with predetermined buzzwords written on them.
Because there is no such thing as releasing a song on a predetermined date anymore, except perhaps if you're Kanye West, the endlessly talked-about Adele theme song for Skyfall has surfaced just after she confirmed its existence.
In America, the path to marriage can seem predetermined: we meet, we date, we fall in love, we marry.
Such machines often contain automatic oil and greasing systems that apply lubes at predetermined intervals.
Assessing potency ensures that the test system receives the appropriate amount of active ingredient based on predetermined specifications.
If Harold Bloom had not been so predetermined to view the telling of Inanna and her stories as a feminine tract, he might not have made such gross errors of judgment and scholarship in his review of Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth.
With their postseason reunions already predetermined, four area high school volleyball teams from the same division of the same conference converged at the BCLUW Invitational on Saturday.
Among ballplayers, it's known as " walk-up music," the predetermined tune that plays over the public-address system whenever a batter strides up to the plate to hit.
The seemingly random vs the predetermined.
COLUMBIA — The Canvas on Broadway, which has been open for seven months, allows people to create a predetermined paintings while listening to music and enjoying drinks.
"When you don't have to think about the presidential," Costantini said, "then the voter can think of things closer to home and come to a not-predetermined decision.".
The software will then automatically dial a predetermined number of lines per agent.
HDC was the predetermined venue last year, and the Galaxy happened to advance to the final.
Everything that followed had been predetermined.
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In science:

The predetermined basis has the advantage of being fast computationally.
Practical approach to solvability: Geophysical application using complex decomposition into simple part (solvable) and complex part (interpretable) for seismic imaging
This is commonly called fk migration in geophysics which is using Fourier (f for frequency and k for wavenumber) to solve the pde with predetermined basis like Fourier basis.
Practical approach to solvability: Geophysical application using complex decomposition into simple part (solvable) and complex part (interpretable) for seismic imaging
If we do not use a predetermined basis like Fourier transform, we can use the velocity model coupled with the wave equation to form a simple operator.
Practical approach to solvability: Geophysical application using complex decomposition into simple part (solvable) and complex part (interpretable) for seismic imaging
Phase estimation is an integral part of Shor’s algorithm as well as many other quantum algorithms , designed to run on a quantum computer, and so an exact expression for the maximum probability of error is valuable, in order to efficiently achieve a predetermined accuracy.
A Precise Error Bound for Quantum Phase Estimation
Although not macroscopic, such q -bit systems have sufficiently large Hilbert spaces, where it becomes increasingly difficult to generate predetermined quantum superpositions.
Monte-Carlo sampling of energy-constrained quantum superpositions in high-dimensional Hilbert spaces
That is, our profile for the hot halo is predetermined by the profile of the dark matter halo utilized in the pure tidal models.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
If p ∈ V , we let all processes in V run in a round-robin fashion in some predetermined order, until they have finished their algorithm.
Linearizable Implementations Do Not Suffice for Randomized Distributed Computation
He therefore proposed a method of integration (Strömgren 1933) which should allow observation of much fainter stars. A mirror was placed behind a system of equidistant slits. It was switched quickly at predetermined times between two positions.
Astrometry during the past 2000 years
Alternatively speaking, given a random challenge X , it is infeasible for a malicious ˆB to output B = gb and Y = gy such that the values db and ey satisfy some predetermined relation R with non-negligible probability in the RO model.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
Though as in N M J P OK(b,y) , the malicious ˆB is infeasible to set ey to a predetermined value, ˆB can always set the value db = b at its wish as d = 1 for sN M J P OK(b,y) .
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
Specifically, for any value B = gb set by ˆB , with the goal of making b and ey correlated, the probability that the values ey = h(B , X, Y )y and b satisfy some predetermined (polynomial-time computable) relation R is negligible in the RO model (by the birthday paradox).
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
In particular, the probability that Pr[b = f (ey)] or Pr[f (b) = ey ], where f is some predetermined polynomial-time computable function (that is in turn determined by the predetermined relation R), is negligible in the RO model, no matter how the malicious ˆB does.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
Though as in N M J P OK(b,y) , the malicious prover ˆB is infeasible to set ey to a predetermined value, ˆB can always set the value db = b at its wish as d = 1 for sN M J P OK(b,y) .
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
Specifically, for any value B (that determines the value b) set by ˆB , with the goal of making b and ey correlated, the probability that the values ey = h(B , X, Y )y and b satisfy some predetermined (polynomial-time computable) relation is negligible in the RO model (again by the birthday paradox).
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
EFT, being a general framework, is capable of giving model-independent results, provided all the LEC’s in Lef f are predetermined.
Electroweak Probes and Nuclear Effective Field Theory
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