determinacy
noun (plural -cies) Date: 1873 1. the quality or state of being determinate 2. a. the state of being definitely and unequivocally characterized ; exactness b. the state of being determined or necessitated

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  • determinacy — /di terr meuh neuh see/, n. 1. the quality of being determinate. 2. the condition of being determined or mandated. [1870 75; DETERMIN(ATE) + ACY] * * * …   Universalium

  • determinacy — noun a) The ability to be completely determined in a definite way; the quality of being determinate. b) (game theory) The study of the circumstances under which a game has a wining strategy. Syn: determinateness …   Wiktionary

  • determinacy — de·ter·mi·na·cy …   English syllables

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  • Borel determinacy theorem — In descriptive set theory, the Borel determinacy theorem shows that any Gale Stewart game whose winning set is a Borel set is determined, meaning that one of the two players will have a winning strategy for the game. It was proved by Donald A.… …   Wikipedia

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