Meaning of “determination” in the English Dictionary

"determination" in British English

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determinationnoun

uk /dɪˌtɜː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /dɪˌtɝː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/

determination noun (TRYING HARD)

B2 [ U ] the ability to continue trying to do something, although it is very difficult:

a man of fierce/ruthless determination
[ + to infinitive ] You can't help but admire her determination to succeed.

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  • Her ambition and dogged determination ensured that she rose to the top of her profession.
  • Stoically, and with great determination, the people set about rebuilding the village.
  • Her determination, teamwork skills and leadership capabilities convinced us that she was perfect for the job.
  • "The team has great determination to win, " declared the coach. "I've no doubts on that score."
  • The expression on his face was one of grim determination.

(Definition of “determination” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"determination" in American English

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determinationnoun [ U ]

/dɪˌtɜr·məˈneɪ·ʃən/

the ability to continue trying to do something, even if it is difficult:

[ + to infinitive ] She has a lot of determination to succeed.

(Definition of “determination” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"determination" in Business English

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determinationnoun

uk /dɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən/ us

[ 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.

(Definition of “determination” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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