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predetermination

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  • n. The act of determining beforehand.
  • n. Something that has been decided in advance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of previous determination; a purpose formed beforehand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of predetermining; preordination; previous determination to a given course or end.
  • n. The state of being previously determined; a state wherein each act or event is dependent upon antecedent conditions.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (theology) being determined in advance; especially the doctrine (usually associated with Calvin) that God has foreordained every event throughout eternity (including the final salvation of mankind)
  • n. a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
  • n. the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place

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Examples

  • It is also impossible that the result truly exists already at the time of the cause, as in the idea of predetermination, or that the result exists somehow inherently in the cause or in the aftermath of the cause, but in some unmanifest manner, and is just waiting for the right circumstances to pop out and appear.

    Examining Karma Immediately after 9/11 ��� Session Three: The Laws and Varieties of Karma

  • I've only ever watched it here with theferrett and zoethe , but what strikes me about it is the credit sequence, the faded future photographs of people we watch living in the present, a kind of predetermination in sun damage.

    Coke and 2030

  • His book "De causâ Dei contra Pelagium" gave rise in Paris to disputes on Augustinian "predetermination," a word which, it had been thought, was invented by Banes in the sixteenth century.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • Hummel said that court expressed a "predetermination" on the issue when it indicated that Polanski would have to appear at the hearing.

    Variety.com

  • No such predetermination had been made for Libya, something that Kaddafi must surely have known.

    Fallout

  • Such a predetermination makes the system seem highly unfair -- an impression further emphasized by the government publicly shopping for a venue where the prosecution is most likely to succeed.

    Aitan Goelman: Time to Get it Right on Terror Trial Venues

  • Even with the removal of predetermination, there is still scope for a councillor to land themselves in large amounts of hot water through an inappropriate Tweet.

    Localism bill could give councillors a license to Tweet

  • Should the bill become enacted, the principle of predetermination, which stops councillors from expressing a point of view on an issue under council discussion, could be overturned.

    Localism bill could give councillors a license to Tweet

  • Fear is a big inhibitor but by removing predetermination, and therefore removing the fear of saying something wrong, suddenly there is the possibility of getting into a free debate on Twitter, or Facebook, or a blog, or any other number of social media channels.

    Localism bill could give councillors a license to Tweet

  • A rigid predetermination of an end-product whether by artist or beholder leads to the turning out of a mechanical or academic product ...

    John Dewey's *Art as Experience*

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