predetermination

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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: such asa :  the ordaining of events beforehandb :  a fixing or settling in advance

  2. 2 :  a purpose formed beforehand

1647

First Known Use of predetermination

1647

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