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determinism

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noun de·ter·min·ism \di-ˈtər-mə-ˌniz-əm\

Medical Definition of determinism

  1. 1:  a theory or doctrine that acts of the will, occurrences in nature, or social or psychological phenomena are causally determined by preceding events or natural laws <explained behavior by the combination of an environmental and a genetic determinism>

  2. 2:  the quality or state of being determined

deterministic \-ˌtər-mə-ˈnis-tik\play also determinist \-ˈtərm-(ə-)nəst\play adjective
deterministically \-ˌtər-mə-ˈnis-ti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb



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