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predetermine

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌpriː.dɪˈtɜː.mɪn/ US  /-diːˈtɝː.mən/ slightly 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。
Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
predetermination
 
 
/ˌpriː.dɪˌtɜː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ US  /-diːˌtɝː.mə-/ noun [U] formal
predetermined
 
 
adjective
At a predetermined time, we'll all shout 'Happy Birthday, Dave'.
我们会按预先约定的时间齐呼“戴夫,生日快乐”。
Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
Translations of “predetermine”
in Chinese (Traditional) 預先決定,預先確定, 事先安排…
(Definition of predetermine from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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