Meaning of “determination” in the English Dictionary

"determination" in English

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

"determination" in American English

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determinationnoun [ U ]


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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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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We salute your life' s journey as an individual and pay tribute to your ecumenical spirit, your determination and your eloquence.
Behind this seemingly formal request is my firm determination that, from now on, we recognise female farmers for the important role they play.
What this government lacks - like those which preceded it and most probably those which will succeed it - is determination and political courage.
We shall work with determination, specifically by taking the negotiation into a more political phase, which will perhaps be more ambitious.
The progress achieved owes a great deal to their determination to bring the positions of both sides closer together and move the negotiations forward.
We all support the right of self-determination.
Any form of self-determination which is based on or employs violence in any way, even indirectly, must be rejected in the initiatives and positions we adopt.
However, the aim of an approach which really sought to reduce discrimination effectively and in the long term would have to be people' s self-determination.
I am convinced that this system should now be applied with firmness and determination, because our credibility is at stake here.
All these provisions, however, still fall short of what is necessary in the way of consumer information, and too often the determination to reach a compromise has prevailed.

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