HyperDic: predetermination

English > 3 senses of the word predetermination:
NOUNcognitionpredetermination, predestination, foreordination, preordination(theology) being determined in advance
cognitionpredeterminationa mental determination or resolve in advance
actpredeterminationthe act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place
English > predetermination: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaning(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).
Synonymspredestination, foreordination, preordination
Categorytheology, divinityThe rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
NarrowerelectionThe predestination of some individuals as objects of divine mercy (especially as conceived by Calvinists)
Broadertheological doctrineThe doctrine of a religious group
Spanishpredestinación, predeterminación
Catalanpredestinació, predeterminació
Verbspredeterminedetermine beforehand
English > predetermination: 3 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA mental determination or resolve in advance; an antecedent intention to do something.
Example"he entered the argument with a predetermination to prove me wrong"
Broaderdecision, determination, conclusionA position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration
Verbspredeterminedetermine beforehand
English > predetermination: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place.
Broaderdetermination, findingThe act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
Verbspredeterminedetermine beforehand

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