Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

predetermination

play
noun pre·de·ter·mi·na·tion \ˌprē-di-ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən\

Definition of predetermination

  1. 1 :  the act of predetermining :  the state of being predetermined: as a :  the ordaining of events beforehand b :  a fixing or settling in advance

  2. 2 :  a purpose formed beforehand



1647

First Known Use of predetermination

1647


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up predetermination? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to depart quickly

Get Word of the Day daily email!