predetermination

Definitions of predetermination
  1. noun
    a mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something
    “he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong”
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    type of:
    conclusion, decision, determination, verdict
    a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
  2. noun
    the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place
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    type of:
    determination, finding
    the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
  3. noun
    (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)
    synonyms: foreordination, predestination, preordination
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    types:
    election
    the predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)
    type of:
    theological doctrine
    the doctrine of a religious group
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