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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.
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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
Translations of “determination”
in Korean 투지…
in Arabic تَصْميم…
in Portuguese determinação…
in Catalan determinació…
in Japanese 決意…
in Italian determinazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 毅力, 決心,毅力…
in Russian решительность…
in Turkish azim, sebat, kararlılık…
in Chinese (Simplified) 毅力, 决心,毅力…
in Polish determinacja, wytrwałość, upór…
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