Simple Definition of predetermine
: to decide (something) before it happens or in advance
Examples of predetermine
The sex of the child is predetermined when the egg is fertilized.
<religious sects that believe that an individual's salvation has been predetermined by God>
Origin of predetermine
Late Latin praedeterminare, from Latin prae- + determinare to determine
First Known Use: 1622
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