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determination

noun
 
 
/dɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən/
[U] the ability to continue trying to do something, although it is very difficult: I admired his drive and determination - he never gave up.determination to do sth She had great determination to succeed.
[U] the process of controlling, influencing, or deciding something: The determination of policy is not your business - your job is to implement it.
[U] the process of finding something out: the determination of his whereabouts
[C] an official judgement or decision: The court is required to issue a final determination on those issues by the end of the year.
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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