determine

  • 1 déterminé — déterminé, ée [ detɛrmine ] adj. et n. m. • XIV e; de déterminer 1 ♦ Qui a été précisé, défini. ⇒ 2. arrêté, certain, 1. précis. « il faut une quantité déterminée de force pour soulever un poids déterminé » (Balzac). Un objectif bien déterminé.… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 déterminé — déterminé, ée (dé tèr mi né, née) part. passé. 1°   Qui a reçu un caractère précis. Un genre de plantes déterminé par les botanistes. Quantité déterminée. Des idées déterminées. •   Les densités des mélanges alcooliques qui servent de base au… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 determine — de‧ter‧mine [dɪˈtɜːmn ǁ ɜːr ] verb [transitive] 1. to find out the facts about something: • Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident. • Experts have determined that the signature was forged. 2. to make an official… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 4 Determine — De*ter mine, v. i. 1. To come to an end; to end; to terminate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He who has vented a pernicious doctrine or published an ill book must know that his life determine not together. South. [1913 Webster] Estates may determine on… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 Determine — De*ter mine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Determined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Determining}.] [F. d[ e]terminer, L. determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit. See {Term}.] 1. To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 determine — de·ter·mine vt mined, min·ing: to make a determination regarding Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. determine I …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 determiné — Determiné, [determin]ée. part. Il a les significations de son verbe. Il est aussi substantif, & se dit, d Un homme hardi, capable de tout. Il ne faut pas le fascher c est un determiné. c est un franc determiné un vray determiné. On dit d un… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 8 determine — [v1] conclude, decide actuate, arbitrate, call the shots*, cinch, clinch, complete, dispose, drive, end, figure, finish, fix upon, halt, impel, incline, induce, move, nail down*, opt, ordain, persuade, pin down*, predispose, regulate, resolve,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 determine — [dē tʉr′mən, ditʉr′mən] vt. determined, determining [ME determinen < OFr determiner < L determinare, to bound, limit < de , from + terminare, to set bounds < terminus, an end: see TERM2] 1. to set limits to; bound; define 2. to settle …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 determine — mid 14c., to come to an end, also to settle, decide (late 14c.), from O.Fr. determiner (12c.) or directly from L. determinare to enclose, bound, set limits to, from de off (see DE (Cf. de )) + terminare to mark the end or boundary, from terminus… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 determine — 1 settle, rule, *decide, resolve Analogous words: fix, *set, establish: dispose, predispose, *incline, bias: drive, impel, *move, actuate: *induce, persuade 2 ascertain, * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 determine — ► VERB 1) be the decisive factor in: it is biological age that determines our looks. 2) firmly decide. 3) ascertain or establish by research or calculation. DERIVATIVES determinable adjective. ORIGIN Latin determinare limit, fix …

    English terms dictionary

  • 13 Determine — This article is about the horse. For the actual meaning, see wikt:determine. For variations of the word, see Determiner. Determine Sire Alibhai Grandsire Hyperion Dam Koubis Damsire …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 determine — de|ter|mine W1 [dıˈtə:mın US ə:r ] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: determiner, from Latin terminus edge, limit ] 1.) to find out the facts about something = ↑establish ▪ Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 determine — [[t]dɪtɜ͟ː(r)mɪn[/t]] ♦♦ determines, determining, determined 1) VERB If a particular factor determines the nature of a thing or event, it causes it to be of a particular kind. [FORMAL] [V n] The size of the chicken pieces will determine the… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 determine — verb (determined; determining) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French determiner, from Latin determinare, from de + terminare to limit, from terminus boundary, limit more at term Date: 14th century transitive verb 1 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 DÉTERMINÉ, ÉE — adj. Qui est fixé avec précision. Une quantité déterminée. En termes d’Algèbre, Problème déterminé, Celui qui n’a qu’un certain nombre de solutions possibles. Il signifie aussi Qui sait prendre une résolution ou Qui dénote un naturel résolu. Un… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 18 determine — verb 1 discover the facts about sth ADVERB ▪ exactly, precisely ▪ We need a detailed investigation to determine exactly why these cancers are occurring. ▪ reliably ▪ conclusively, definitiv …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 determine */*/ — UK [dɪˈtɜː(r)mɪn] / US [dɪˈtɜrmɪn] verb Word forms determine : present tense I/you/we/they determine he/she/it determines present participle determining past tense determined past participle determined 1) [transitive, often passive] to control… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 determine — 01. She is [determined] to quit her job and travel around Europe for a year. 02. The President has reaffirmed his government s [determination] to improve the economy. 03. The weight of the salmon [determines] the length of cooking time required.… …

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