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Determine

Determine

WordNet



verb


(1)   Reach, make, or come to a decision about something
"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
(2)   Fix conclusively or authoritatively
"Set the rules"
(3)   Fix in scope; fix the boundaries of; the tree determines the border of the property
(4)   Shape or influence; give direction to
"Experience often determines ability"
"Mold public opinion"
(5)   Settle conclusively; come to terms
"We finally settled the argument"
(6)   Establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
"Find the product of two numbers"
"The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
(7)   Find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
"I want to see whether she speaks French"
"See whether it works"
"Find out if he speaks Russian"
"Check whether the train leaves on time"
(8)   Decide upon or fix definitely
"Fix the variables"
"Specify the parameters"
Wiktonary



Etymology


d├ęterminer, determinare, determinatum; de + terminare limit, terminus limit.

Verb



  1. To set the limits of.
  2. To ascertain definitely; to figure out.