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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpredeterminedpre‧de‧ter‧mined /ˌpriːdɪˈtɜːmɪnd $ -ɜːr-/ ●○○ adjective formal  CHANCE/BY CHANCEdecided or arranged before something happens, so that it does not happen by chancepredetermined level/limit/amount etc a predetermined level of spendingpredetermine verb [transitive] The colour of your eyes is predetermined by the colours of your parents’ eyes.predetermination /ˌpriːdɪtɜːməˈneɪʃən $ -ɜːr/ noun [uncountable]
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predeterminedThroughout 1838, Darwin had been allowing for Lyellian competitive defeats to extinguish some species before their predetermined ageing overcame them.Wrinkling was assessed using photographs of the subjects' temples, and a severity score based on predetermined criteria was assigned.At the beginning of each year a timetable is prepared and each year group follows a clearly defined, predetermined curriculum.Scenario construction begins with the identification of predetermined elements.The management control process should endeavour to measure whether predetermined goals are being achieved.We turned on a pre-arranged course and climbed at a predetermined rate of feed per minute at a certain airspeed.The nest is agitated by the shaker for a predetermined time interval, usually 15-20 minutes.The lights go on at a predetermined time.predetermined level/limit/amount etcThe first group require the exact quantities to be measured and recorded every second within predetermined limits of accuracy.The proportioning pump acts upon these tubes to introduce the predetermined amounts of liquid.Under the Bretton Woods arrangements government intervention at predetermined levels, or parities, was the characteristic feature of the system.
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