noun Date: 14th century 1. a. a judicial decision settling and ending a controversy b. the resolving of a question by argument or reasoning 2. archaic termination 3. a. the act of deciding definitely and firmly; also the result of such an act of decision b. firm or fixed intention to achieve a desired end <
a woman of great courage and determination
4. a fixing or finding of the position, magnitude, value, or character of something: as a. the act, process, or result of an accurate measurement b. an identification of the taxonomic position of a plant or animal 5. a. the definition of a concept in logic by its essential constituents b. the addition of a differentia to a concept to limit its denotation 6. direction or tendency to a certain end ; impulsion 7. the fixation of the destiny of undifferentiated embryonic tissue

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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