Translation of "predetermine" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] uk /ˌpriː.dɪˈtɜː.mɪn/ us /ˌpriː.dɪˈtɝː.mən/ 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. 很難說一個人的行為有多少是由遺傳基因預先決定的。
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!" 我們會按預先約定的時間齊呼「戴夫,生日快樂」。

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

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