Translation of "predetermine" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

predetermine

verb [ T ] uk /ˌpriː.dɪˈtɜː.mɪn/ us /ˌpriː.dɪˈtɝː.mən/ formal

to decide or arrange something at an earlier time

预先决定,预先确定;事先安排
It's impossible to say how much a person's behaviour is predetermined by their genes. 很难说一个人的行为有多少是由遗传基因预先决定的。
predetermination noun [ U ] uk /ˌpriː.dɪˌtɜː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌpriː.dɪˌtɝː.məˈneɪ.ʃən/ formal
predetermined adjective uk /ˌpriː.dɪˈtɜː.mɪnd/ us /ˌpriː.dɪˈtɝː.mɪnd/

At a predetermined time, we'll all shout "Happy birthday, David!" 我们会按预先约定的时间齐呼“戴夫,生日快乐”。

(Translation of “predetermine” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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