Definition of determinism
deterministplay \-nəst\ noun or adjective
deterministicplay \-ˌtər-mə-ˈnis-tik\ adjective
deterministicallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
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In her wonderful book Close to the Machine, author Ellen Ullman tells stories of technological determinism in action.
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Origin and Etymology of determinism
First Known Use: 1838
DETERMINISM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of determinism for English Language Learners
philosophy : the belief that all events are caused by things that happened before them and that people have no real ability to make choices or control what happens
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