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determination

noun
     
de‧ter‧mi‧na‧tion W3
1 [uncountable] the quality of trying to do something even when it is difficult
determination to do something
Yuri shows great determination to learn English.
his dogged determination (=very strong determination) to succeed
2 [uncountable and countable] formal the act of deciding something officially
determination of
the determination of government policy
3 [countable] formal the act of finding the exact level, amount, or cause of something
determination of
accurate determination of the temperature

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