predetermination

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

Definition of predetermination

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

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1647

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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