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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of predetermine.
- adj. determined in advance
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- adj. set in advance
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His depression is a long-established beast, its terms of engagement predetermined from the outset of the book and subject to only the sketchiest of examinations.
You could require it only be taken out for use in predetermined milieus — someone visits a theater with it, another a restaurant at which a call is to be made and received, another on a day hike through the Santa Cruz hills to test reception, and so on.
Individual behavior in an organization is relatively stable and predictable because organizational structure is characterized by predetermined goals, prescribed roles, an authority structure, rules and regulations, and informal patterns.
ARBER, NATHANS and SMITH (1978) discovered the enzymes with which it is possible to cut a DNA molecule in predetermined places.
However, each single cell can only produce antibodies with a certain predetermined specificity.
One served to clamp the voltage in predetermined steps, the other to measure the current produced during activity.
The antiaircraft guns at Hamburg were not firing at individual aircraft, but instead were set up to fire in predetermined grid blocks over the target we were to bomb.
The chances are zero – that’s because she is ideologically required to come only to certain predetermined conclusions.
Of course, this is a major philosophical question – if everything is in reality deterministic, isn’t everything we do or think predetermined from the very beginning of time?
High food prices are therefore what scenario planners would call a 'predetermined element' - something we should expect for a decade at least, until supply conditions fundamentally adjust.
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