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Chinese (Traditional) translation of “predetermine”

predetermine

verb [T]
 
 
/ˌpriː.dɪˈtɜː.mɪn/ US  /-diːˈtɝː.mən/ slightly formal
to decide or arrange something at an earlier time
預先決定,預先確定;事先安排
It's impossible to say how much a person's behaviour is predetermined by their genes.
很難說一個人的行為有多少是由遺傳基因預先決定的。
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'.
我們會按預先約定的時間齊呼「戴夫,生日快樂」。
Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
(Definition of predetermine from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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