Examples of predetermine in a sentence
The sex of the child is predetermined when the egg is fertilized.
<religious sects that believe that an individual's salvation has been predetermined by God>
Origin and Etymology of predetermine
Late Latin praedeterminare, from Latin prae- + determinare to determine
First Known Use: 1601
PREDETERMINE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of predetermine for English Language Learners
: to decide (something) before it happens or in advance
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up predetermine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).