Part of speech: noun

The act of determining; a firm resolve; firmness; resolution.

Part of speech: noun

Authoritative settlement.

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Usage examples "determination":

  1. But I have come to a set determination, and one that to you may seem a peculiar one. - "An Artist in Crime", Rodrigues Ottolengui.
  2. She couldn't see joy growing, but she saw a determination that, in its sudden strength, was almost a joy. - "Franklin Kane", Anne Douglas Sedgwick.
  3. Terry's response was so surprising that it fairly took his mother's breath away; for, drawing himself up to his full height, and putting on a look of the utmost determination, he exclaimed,- " And it's a gentleman I mean to be some day, and then it's yourself that will ride in a carriage with glass sides, as fine as Miss Drummond's." - "Terry's Trials and Triumphs", J. Macdonald Oxley.