Meaning of “predetermine” in the English Dictionary

"predetermine" in British English

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predetermineverb [ T ]

uk /ˌpriː.dɪˈtɜː.mɪn/ us /ˌpriː.dɪˈtɝː.mən/ formal
predetermination
noun [ U ] uk /ˌpriː.dɪˌtɜː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌpriː.dɪˌtɝː.məˈneɪ.ʃən/ formal
predetermined
adjective uk /ˌpriː.dɪˈtɜː.mɪnd/ us /ˌpriː.dɪˈtɝː.mɪnd/

At a predetermined time, we'll all shout "Happy birthday, David!"

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