Definition of Predetermination

1. Noun. (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind).

Exact synonyms: Foreordination, Predestination, Preordination
Specialized synonyms: Election
Category relationships: Divinity, Theology
Generic synonyms: Theological Doctrine
Derivative terms: Foreordain, Foreordain, Predestinarian, Predestinationist, Predestine, Predetermine, Preordain



2. Noun. A mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something. "He entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong"
Generic synonyms: Conclusion, Decision, Determination
Derivative terms: Predetermine

3. Noun. The act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place.
Generic synonyms: Determination, Finding
Derivative terms: Predetermine

Definition of Predetermination

1. n. The act of previous determination; a purpose formed beforehand; as, the predetermination of God's will.

Definition of Predetermination

1. Noun. The act of determining beforehand. ¹

2. Noun. Something that has been decided in advance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Predetermination

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1. Psychology and Natural Theology by Owen Aloysius Hill (1921)
"THESIS X Physical predetermination is a, useless in necessary agents; b, useless in free ... TEEMS I. PHYSICAL predetermination Thomists teach two kinds of ..."

2. Psychology and Natural Theology by Owen Aloysius Hill (1921)
"Two parts: I. Physical predetermination. II. Simultaneous cooperation. TERMS I. PHYSICAL predetermination Thomists teach two kinds of predetermination; ..."

3. Experimental Electrical Engineering and Manual for Electrical Testing for by Vladimir Karapetoff (1922)
"While this correct method of predetermination of the voltage characteristics of an alternator is used to some extent in designing a new machine or in ..."

4. Cost Accounting: Principles and Practice by John Packard Jordan, Gould Leach Harris (1920)
"predetermination Method Specifications enable short cuts to be taken in recording consumption by the use of the predetermination method. ..."

5. Water Power Engineering: The Theory, Investigation and Development of Water by Daniel Webster Mead (1908)
"predetermination of Speed Regulation for Wheels Set in :n Penstocks.—The influences which oppose speed regulation e been partly discussed. ..."

6. The Dynamo: Its Theory, Design and Manufacture by Charles Caesar Hawkins, F. Wallis (1903)
"predetermination of rise of temperature in field- magnet Coils.—We have now to consider the predetermination of the rise of temperature in a dynamo—a ..."

7. The Propagation of Electric Currents in Telephone and Telegraph Conductors by John Ambrose Fleming (1911)
"Calculation and predetermination of Attenuation Constants.— The predetermination of the attenuation constant a of a given type of telephone cable is a most ..."

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