predetermine

verb pre·de·ter·mine \ ˌprē-di-ˈtər-mən \
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

Definition of predetermine

predetermined; predetermining; predetermines
b : to determine beforehand
2 : to impose a direction or tendency on beforehand

Examples of predetermine in a Sentence

  1. The sex of the child is predetermined when the egg is fertilized.

  2. religious sects that believe that an individual's salvation has been predetermined by God

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Origin and Etymology of predetermine

Late Latin praedeterminare, from Latin prae- + determinare to determine


PREDETERMINE Defined for English Language Learners

predetermine

Definition of predetermine for English Language Learners

  • : to decide (something) before it happens or in advance



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