Translation of "predetermine" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /ˌpriː.dɪˈtɜː.mɪn/ US  /-diːˈtɝː.mən/ slightly formal

to decide or arrange something at an earlier time

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 uk us /ˌpriː.dɪˌtɜː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ US  /-diːˌtɝː.mə-/ noun [ U ] formal
predetermined uk us 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”。

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

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