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determination

noun uk   /dɪˌtɜː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us    /-ˌtɝː-/

determination noun (TRYING HARD)

B2 [U] the ability to continue trying to do something, although it is very difficult: a man of fierce/ruthless determination [+ to infinitive] You can't help but admire her determination to succeed.

determination noun (DECISION)

[U] formal the process of controlling, influencing, or deciding something: The determination of policy is not your business - your job is to implement it.

determination noun (DISCOVERING)

[C or U] formal the process of finding something out: the determination of his whereabouts
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