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{adj: ascertained, discovered, observed} discovered or determined by scientific observation
"variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors"
"the discovered behavior norms"
"discovered differences in achievement"
"no explanation for the observed phenomena"

{adj: capricious, impulsive, whimsical} determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason
"a capricious refusal"
"authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"
"the victim of whimsical persecutions"

{adj: circumscribed, delimited} showing or determining a boundary
"it is impossible to specify a clearly circumscribed (or delimited) area for any particular science"

{adj: compulsive, determined, driven} strongly motivated to succeed

{adj: contextual} relating to or determined by or in context
"contextual information"

{adj: contingent, contingent on, dependent on, dependant on, depending on} determined by conditions or circumstances not yet established
"arms sales contingent on the approval of congress"

{adj: controlling} able to control or determine policy
"a controlling interest in the firm"

{adj: cost-plus} determining payment based on the actual cost of production plus an agreed-upon fee or rate of profit
"a cost-plus government contract"

{adj: crucial, deciding, determinant, determinative, determining} having the power or quality of deciding
"the crucial experiment"
"cast the deciding vote"
"the determinative (or determinant) battle"

{adj: decisive} determining or having the power to determine an outcome
"cast the decisive vote"
"two factors had a decisive influence"
<-> indecisive

{adj: desperate, do-or-die} desperately determined
"do-or-die revolutionaries"
"a do-or-die conflict"

{adj: determinable} capable of being determined or limited or fixed
"determinable velocities"
"matters determinable by law"
<-> indeterminable

{adj: determinate} precisely determined or limited or defined; especially fixed by rule or by a specific and constant cause
"a determinate distance"
"a determinate number"
"determinate variations in animals"
<-> indeterminate

{adj: determined, dictated, set} determined or decided upon as by an authority
"date and place are already determined"
"the dictated terms of surrender"
"the time set for the launching"

{adj: determined} characterized by great determination
"a struggle against a determined enemy"

{adj: determined} devoting full strength and concentrated attention to
"made continued and determined efforts to find and destroy enemy headquarters"

{adj: determined} having been learned or found or determined especially by investigation
<-> undetermined

{adj: dimensioning} indicating or determining size and position in space
"the ultrasonic dimensioning measurement"
"an ultrasonic dimensioning arrangement of the heart"

{adj: dispensed} distributed or weighted out in carefully determined portions
"medicines dispensed to the sick"

{adj: doomed, fated} (usually followed by `to') determined by tragic fate
"doomed to unhappiness"
"fated to be the scene of Kennedy's assassination"

{adj: emotional} determined or actuated by emotion rather than reason
"it was an emotional judgment"
<-> cerebral

{adj: geodetic, geodesic, geodesical} of or relating to or determined by geodesy

{adj: geographic, geographical} determined by geography
"the north and south geographic poles"
<-> magnetic

{adj: geometric, geometrical} of or relating to or determined by geometry

{adj: heliacal, heliac} pertaining to or near the sun; especially the first rising of a star after and last setting before its invisibility owing to its conjunction with the sun
"the heliacal rising of the Dog Star"
"the heliacal or Sothic year is determined by the heliacal rising of Sothis (the Egyptian name for the Dog Star)"

{adj: hell-bent} recklessly determined
"hell-bent on winning"

{adj: indecipherable} impossible to determine the meaning of
"an indecipherable message"

{adj: indeterminate, undetermined} not precisely determined or established; not fixed or known in advance
"of indeterminate age"
"a zillion is a large indeterminate number"
"an indeterminate point of law"
"the influence of environment is indeterminate"
"an indeterminate future"
<-> determinate

{adj: indeterminate} not capable of being determined
"the indeterminate number of plant species in the jungle"

{adj: irregular} (of solids) not having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume must be determined with the principle of liquid displacement
<-> regular

{adj: isolating} relating to or being a language in which each word typically expresses a distinct idea and part of speech and syntactical relations are determined almost exclusively by word order and particles

{adj: last, utmost} highest in extent or degree
"to the last measure of human endurance"
"whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually"

{adj: magnetic} determined by earth's magnetic fields
"magnetic north"
"the needle of a magnetic compass points to the magnetic north pole"
<-> geographic

{adj: measured} determined by measurement
"the measured distance was less than a mile"
<-> unmeasured

{adj: necessary} unavoidably determined by prior circumstances
"the necessary consequences of one's actions"

{adj: notional, speculative} not based on fact or investigation
"a notional figure of cost helps in determining production costs"
"speculative knowledge"

{adj: one-party} determined by a single party

{adj: orienting, orientating} positioning with respect to a reference system or determining your bearings physically or intellectually
"noticed the bee's momentary orienting pause before heading back to the hive"
"an orienting program for new employees"
<-> disorienting

{adj: polygenic} of or relating to an inheritable character that is controlled by several genes at once; of or related to or determined by polygenes

{adj: positional} of or relating to or determined by position

{adj: postmortem, postmortal} occurring or done after death
"postmortem changes"
"a postmortem examination to determine cause of death"
"postmortal wounds"
<-> antemortem

{adj: postmortem} after death or after an event
"a postmortem examination to determine the cause of death"
"the postmortem discussion of the President's TV address"

{adj: psychological} of or relating to or determined by psychology
"psychological theories"

{adj: pugnacious, rough} ready and able to resort to force or violence
"pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville
"they were rough and determined fighting men"

{adj: qualitative} involving distinctions based on qualities
"qualitative change"
"qualitative data"
"qualitative analysis determines the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"
<-> quantitative

{adj: quantitative} expressible as a quantity or relating to or susceptible of measurement
"export wheat without quantitative limitations"
"quantitative analysis determines the amounts and proportions of the chemical constituents of a substance or mixture"
<-> qualitative

{adj: regular} (of solids) having clear dimensions that can be measured; volume can be determined with a suitable geometric formula
<-> irregular

{adj: responsible, responsible for} being the agent or cause
"determined who was the responsible party"
"termites were responsible for the damage"

{adj: sealed} determined irrevocably
"his fate is sealed"

{adj: sex-linked} concerning characteristics that are determined by genes carried on the sex chromosomes (on the X chromosome in particular)

{adj: sidereal} (of divisions of time) determined by daily motion of the stars
"sidereal time"
<-> civil

{adj: single-minded, resolved} determined
"she was firmly resolved to be a doctor"
"single-minded in his determination to stop smoking"

{adj: sociological} of or relating to or determined by sociology
"sociological studies"

{adj: strong-minded, strong-willed} having a determined will

{adj: synthetic, synthetical} of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
"`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"
<-> analytic

{adj: true} determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles
"true north is geographic north"

{adj: unconditional} not contingent; not determined or influenced by someone or something else

{adj: undefined, vague} not precisely limited, determined, or distinguished
"an undefined term"
"undefined authority"
"some undefined sense of excitement"
"vague feelings of sadness"
"a vague uneasiness"
<-> defined

{adj: undetermined} not yet having been ascertained or determined
"of undetermined species"
<-> determined

{adj: unnatural} not in accordance with or determined by nature; contrary to nature
"an unnatural death"
"the child's unnatural interest in death"
<-> natural

{adj: unsoundable} too deep to determine the depth of

{adj: up in the air} not yet determined
"plans are still up in the air"

{adj: windblown} used especially of trees; growing in a shape determined by the prevailing winds

{adv: algebraically} in an algebraic manner
"algebraically determined"

{adv: determinedly, unfalteringly, unshakably, with determination} in a determined manner
"he clung to the past determinedly"

{adv: experimentally, by experimentation, through an experiment} in an experimental fashion
"this can be experimentally determined"

{adv: governmentally} by government
"governmentally determined policy"

{adv: legislatively} by legislation
"legislatively determined"

{adv: pluckily} in a plucky manner
"he was Brentford's defensive star in pluckily holding out the determined Reading raids for long periods"

{adv: powerfully, strongly} in a powerful manner
"the federal government replaced the powerfully pro-settler Sir Godfrey Huggins with the even tougher and more determined ex-trade unionist"

{adv: providentially} in a providential manner; as determined by providence
"his providentially destined role"

{adv: topographically} with regard to topography
"the geological environment is the primary factor in determining the character of a country not only topographically but historically"

{adv: uniquely, unambiguously} so as to be unique
"he could determine uniquely the properties of the compound"

{n: Berzelius, Jons Jakob Berzelius} Swedish chemist who discovered three new elements and determined the atomic weights of many others (1779-1848)

{n: Decuma} the Fate who determines the length of the thread of life; counterpart of Greek Lachesis

{n: Dick test} a skin test to determine your susceptibility to scarlet fever

{n: Foucault, Jean Bernard Leon Foucault} French physicist who determined the speed of light and showed that it travels slower in water than in air; invented the Foucault pendulum and the gyroscope (1819-1868)

{n: Global Positioning System, GPS} a navigational system involving satellites and computers that can determine the latitude and longitude of a receiver on Earth by computing the time difference for signals from different satellites to reach the receiver

{n: Hero, Heron, Hero of Alexandria} Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)

{n: Lachesis} the Fate who determines the length of the thread of life; identified with Roman Decuma

{n: Marxism} the economic and political theories of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels that hold that human actions and institutions are economically determined and that class struggle is needed to create historical change and that capitalism will ultimately be superseded by communism

{n: Mohs scale} a scale of hardness of solids; talc is 0 and diamond is 10; ordering is determined by which substance can scratch another substance

{n: Queckenstedt's test} a test to determine whether there is a blockage of the spinal canal

{n: Rubin test} test to determine the patency or occlusion of the Fallopian tubes

{n: Sanger, Frederick Sanger, Fred Sanger} English biochemist who determined the sequence of amino acids in insulin and who invented a technique to determine the genetic sequence of an organism (born in 1918)

{n: Thomson, Joseph John Thomson, Sir Joseph John Thomson} English physicist who experimented with the conduction of electricity through gases and who discovered the electron and determined its charge and mass (1856-1940)

{n: Urim and Thummim} lots thrown to determine God's answers to yes-no questions

{n: World Cup} a soccer tournament held every four years between national soccer teams to determine a world champion

{n: absorptivity, absorption factor} (physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body

{n: acceptance sampling} a statistical procedure for accepting or rejecting a batch of merchandise or documents; involves determining the maximum number of defects discovered in a sample before the entire batch is rejected

{n: accounting principle, accounting standard} a principle that governs current accounting practice and that is used as a reference to determine the appropriate treatment of complex transactions

{n: alloy steel} steel who characteristics are determined by the addition of other elements in addition to carbon

{n: alternative pleading, pleading in the alternative} a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on

{n: ambiguity} an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context

{n: analysis of variance, ANOVA} a statistical method for making simultaneous comparisons between two or more means; a statistical method that yields values that can be tested to determine whether a significant relation exists between variables

{n: anaphor} a word (such as a pronoun) used to avoid repetition; the referent of an anaphor is determined by its antecedent

{n: appraiser, authenticator} one who determines authenticity (as of works of art) or who guarantees validity

{n: area of cardiac dullness} a triangular area of the front of the chest (determined by percussion); corresponds to the part of the heart not covered by the lungs

{n: argument} a variable in a logical or mathematical expression whose value determines the dependent variable; if f(x)=y, x is the independent variable

{n: armillary sphere, armilla} a celestial globe consisting of metal hoops; used by early astronomers to determine the positions of stars

{n: assay} a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.

{n: assessment} an amount determined as payable
"the assessment for repairs outraged the club's membership"

{n: autopsy, necropsy, postmortem, post-mortem, PM, postmortem examination, post-mortem examination} an examination and dissection of a dead body to determine cause of death or the changes produced by disease

{n: ballottement} a palpatory technique for feeling a floating object in the body (especially for determining the position of a fetus by feeling the rebound of the fetus after a quick digital tap on the wall of the uterus)

{n: bar examination, bar exam} an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction
"applicants may qualify to take the New York bar examination by graduating from an approved law school"
"he passed the bar exam on his third try"

{n: bibliotics} the scientific study of documents and handwriting etc. especially to determine authorship or authenticity

{n: biogeographical region} an area of the Earth determined by distribution of flora and fauna

{n: biopsy} examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease

{n: bitter end} the final extremity (however unpleasant it may be)
"he was determined to fight to the bitter end"

{n: black-body radiation, blackbody radiation} the electromagnetic radiation that would be radiated from an ideal black body; the distribution of energy in the radiated spectrum of a black body depends only on temperature and is determined by Planck's radiation law

{n: blood typing} determining a person's blood type by serological methods

{n: boundary, edge, bound} a line determining the limits of an area

{n: calculation, computation, computing} the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods

{n: calorimeter} a measuring instrument that determines quantities of heat

{n: candy thermometer} a thermometer used to determine the temperature of candy syrups during cooking

{n: carbon steel} steel whose characteristics are determined by the amount of carbon it contains

{n: case study} a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure

{n: caste system} a social structure in which classes are determined by heredity

{n: categorical imperative} the moral principle that behavior should be determined by duty

{n: cause} events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
"they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"

{n: character, fiber, fibre} the inherent complex of attributes that determine a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions
"education has for its object the formation of character"- Herbert Spencer

{n: character} (genetics) an attribute (structural or functional) that is determined by a gene or group of genes

{n: charge unit, quantity unit} a measure of the quantity of electricity (determined by the amount of an electric current and the time for which it flows)

{n: chemical process, chemical change, chemical action} (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved

{n: city planning, town planning, urban planning} determining and drawing up plans for the future physical arrangement and condition of a community

{n: client-centered therapy} a method of psychotherapy developed by Carl Rogers in which the client determines the focus and pace of each session

{n: clincher, determiner, determining factor} an argument that is conclusive

{n: color scheme, colour scheme} a planned combination of colors
"the color scheme for this room was determined by an interior decorator"

{n: color, colour} (physics) the characteristic of quarks that determines their role in the strong interaction; each flavor of quarks comes in three colors

{n: colorimeter, tintometer} a measuring instrument used in colorimetric analysis to determine the quantity of a substance from the color it yields with specific reagents

{n: competence hearing} a hearing to determine legal capacity (to determine whether the defendant can understand the charges and cooperate with a lawyer in preparing a defense)

{n: complement fixation test} a blood test in which a sample of serum is exposed to a particular antigen and complement in order to determine whether or not antibodies to that particular antigen are present; used as a diagnostic test

{n: complexion} (obsolete) a combination of elements (of dryness and warmth or of the four humors) that was once believed to determine a person's health and temperament

{n: concurrence, coincidence, conjunction, co-occurrence} the temporal property of two things happening at the same time
"the interval determining the coincidence gate is adjustable"

{n: context, linguistic context, context of use} discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation

{n: contour feather} feathers covering the body of an adult bird and determining its shape

{n: control} power to direct or determine
"under control"

{n: crystal oscillator, quartz oscillator} an oscillator that produces electrical oscillations at a frequency determined by the physical characteristics of a piezoelectric quartz crystal

{n: custody case} a legal action to determine custody (usually of children following a divorce)

{n: dasymeter} densimeter consisting of a thin glass globe that is weighed in a gas to determine its density

{n: densimeter, densitometer} a measuring instrument for determining density or specific gravity

{n: densitometer} a measuring instrument for determining optical or photographic density

{n: detection, detecting, detective work, sleuthing} a police investigation to determine the perpetrator
"detection is hard on the feet"

{n: determinant, determiner, determinative, determining factor, causal factor} a determining or causal element or factor
"education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"

{n: determination, finding} the act of determining the properties of something

{n: determination, purpose} the quality of being determined to do or achieve something
"his determination showed in his every movement"
"he is a man of purpose"

{n: determiner, determinative} one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases

{n: dialectic} a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction
"this situation created the inner dialectic of American history"

{n: dimension} one of three Cartesian coordinates that determine a position in space

{n: direction finder} radio; determines the direction of incoming radio waves

{n: direction} a general course along which something has a tendency to develop
"I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"
"his ideals determined the direction of his career"
"they proposed a new direction for the firm"

{n: disambiguator} (computer science) a natural language processing application that tries to determine the intended meaning of a word or phrase by examining the linguistic context in which it is used

{n: distance, length} size of the gap between two places
"the distance from New York to Chicago"
"he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"

{n: driver, device driver} (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device

{n: due care, ordinary care, reasonable care} the care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty

{n: echolocation, echo sounding} determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it

{n: editor, editor in chief} a person responsible for the editorial aspects of publication; the person who determines the final content of a text (especially of a newspaper or magazine)

{n: electromotive series, electromotive force series, electrochemical series} a serial arrangement of metallic elements or ions according to their electrode potentials determined under specified conditions; the order shows the tendency of one metal to reduce the ions of any other metal below it in the series

{n: electron shell} a grouping of electrons surrounding the nucleus of an atom
"the chemical properties of an atom are determined by the outermost electron shell"

{n: electronic warfare, EW} military action involving the use of electromagnetic energy to determine or exploit or reduce or prevent hostile use of the electromagnetic spectrum

{n: entrance examination, entrance exam} examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies

{n: environmentalism} the philosophical doctrine that environment is more important than heredity in determining intellectual growth
<-> hereditarianism

{n: episteme} the body of ideas that determine the knowledge that is intellectually certain at any particular time

{n: examination, testing} the act of giving students or candidates a test (as by questions) to determine what they know or have learned

{n: examiner, tester, quizzer} someone who administers a test to determine your qualifications

{n: factor} anything that contributes causally to a result
"a number of factors determined the outcome"

{n: falsification, falsifying, disproof, refutation, refutal} the act of determining that something is false

{n: falsity, falseness} the state of being false or untrue
"argument could not determine its truth or falsity"
<-> truth

{n: fault line} (geology) line determined by the intersection of a geological fault and the earth's surface

{n: field trial} a contest between gun dogs to determine their proficiency in pointing and retrieving

{n: field trial} a test of young hunting dogs to determine their skill in pointing and retrieving

{n: folk, folks, common people} people in general (often used in the plural)
"they're just country folk"
"folks around here drink moonshine"
"the common people determine the group character and preserve its customs from one generation to the next"

{n: fruit of the poisonous tree} a rule that once primary evidence is determined to have been illegally obtained any secondary evidence following from it may also not be used

{n: functional genomics} the branch of genomics that determines the biological function of the genes and their products

{n: fundamental law, organic law, constitution} law determining the fundamental political principles of a government

{n: game} a contest with rules to determine a winner
"you need four people to play this game"

{n: genetic screening} analyzing a group of people to determine genetic susceptibility to a particular disease
"genetic screening of infants for phenylketonuria"

{n: geneticism} the belief that all human characteristics are determined genetically

{n: goniometer} direction finder that determines the angular direction of incoming radio signals

{n: hearing} (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence

{n: hematocrit, haematocrit} a measuring instrument to determine (usually by centrifugation) the relative amounts of corpuscles and plasma in the blood

{n: heptane} a colorless volatile highly flammable liquid obtained from petroleum and used as an anesthetic or a solvent or in determining octane ratings

{n: hereditarianism} the philosophical doctrine that heredity is more important than environment in determining intellectual growth
<-> environmentalism

{n: higher criticism} the scientific study of biblical writings to determine their origin and meaning

{n: hue, chromaticity} the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength

{n: humor, humour} (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state
"the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile"

{n: hydrometer, gravimeter} a measuring instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid or solid

{n: hypsometer} an altimeter that uses the boiling point of water to determine land elevation

{n: identity} the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known
"geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it"
"it was too dark to determine his identity"
"she guessed the identity of his lover"

{n: index register} (computer science) a register used to determine the address of an operand

{n: inertial mass} (physics) the mass of a body as determined by the second law of motion from the acceleration of the body when it is subjected to a force that is not due to gravity

{n: integral calculus} the part of calculus that deals with integration and its application in the solution of differential equations and in determining areas or volumes etc.

{n: integration} an operation used in the calculus whereby the integral of a function is determined

{n: intension, connotation} what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression

{n: job interview, employment interview} an interview to determine whether an applicant is suitable for a position of employment

{n: jury system} a legal system for determining the facts at issue in a law suit

{n: jus soli} the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth

{n: justice, judicature} the administration of law; the act of determining rights and assigning rewards or punishments
"justice deferred is justice denied"

{n: karma} (Hinduism and Buddhism) the effects of a person's actions that determine his destiny in his next incarnation

{n: law of averages} a law affirming that in the long run probabilities will determine performance

{n: lead line, sounding line} (nautical) plumb line for determining depth

{n: list system, scrutin de liste, scrutin de liste system} based on the principle of proportional representation; voters choose between party lists, the number elected from each list being determined by the percentage cast for each list out of the total vote

{n: litigation, judicial proceeding} a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights

{n: loading} the ratio of the gross weight of an airplane to some factor determining its lift

{n: local option} freedom of a local government to determine by popular vote the applicability of a controversial law in their jurisdiction

{n: locus} the set of all points or lines that satisfy or are determined by specific conditions
"the locus of points equidistant from a given point is a circle"

{n: lower criticism} the study of existing manuscripts of Scriptures to determine the original text

{n: managed economy} a non-market economy in which government intervention is important in allocating goods and resources and determining prices

{n: market economy, free enterprise, private enterprise, laissez-faire economy} an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
<-> non-market economy

{n: market} the customers for a particular product or service
"before they publish any book they try to determine the size of the market for it"

{n: markup} the amount added to the cost to determine the asking price

{n: mass spectroscopy} the use of spectroscopy to determine the masses of small electrically charged particles

{n: mechanism, chemical mechanism} the atomic process that occurs during a chemical reaction
"he determined unique mechanisms for the photochemical reactions"

{n: mentality, outlook, mindset, mind-set} a habitual or characteristic mental attitude that determines how you will interpret and respond to situations

{n: minimum wage} the lowest wage that an employer is allowed to pay; determined by contract or by law

{n: nature} the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions
"it is his nature to help others"

{n: navigational system} a system that provides information useful in determining the position and course of a ship or aircraft

{n: operation, functioning, performance} process or manner of functioning or operating
"the power of its engine determine its operation"
"the plane's operation in high winds"
"they compared the cooking performance of each oven"
"the jet's performance conformed to high standards"

{n: operations research} research designed to determine most efficient way to do something

{n: ordeal, trial by ordeal} a primitive method of determining a person's guilt or innocence by subjecting the accused person to dangerous or painful tests believed to be under divine control; escape was usually taken as a sign of innocence

{n: parameter} any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance

{n: part, portion, component part, component} something determined in relation to something that includes it
"he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"
"I read a portion of the manuscript"
"the smaller component is hard to reach"

{n: patch test} a test to determine allergic sensitivity by applying small pads soaked with allergen to the unbroken skin

{n: paternity suit, bastardy proceeding} a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)

{n: paternity test} a test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child; negative results prove he was not the father but positive results show only that he could be

{n: paternity} the state of being a father
"tests were conducted to determine paternity"

{n: payroll, payroll department} the department that determines the amounts of wage or salary due to each employee

{n: pelvimetry} measurement of the dimensions of the bony birth canal (to determine whether vaginal birth is possible)

{n: perspective, linear perspective} the appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer

{n: petit jury, petty jury} a jury of 12 to determine the facts and decide the issue in civil or criminal proceedings

{n: pharmacogenetics} the branch of genetics that studies the genetically determined variations in responses to drugs in humans or laboratory organisms

{n: phase I clinical trial, phase I} a clinical trial on a few persons to determine the safety of a new drug or invasive medical device; for drugs, dosage or toxicity limits should be obtained

{n: photo finish} in general, any very close finish; in particular, a finish of a race in which the contestants are so close together that the winner must be determined from a photograph taken at the instant of finishing

{n: playoff} any final competition to determine a championship

{n: plebiscite} a vote by the electorate determining public opinion on a question of national importance

{n: plumb line, perpendicular} a cord from which a metal weight is suspended pointing directly to the earth's center of gravity; used to determine the vertical from a given point

{n: predestination, foreordination, preordination, predetermination} (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: predetermination} the act of determining or ordaining in advance what is to take place

{n: pregnancy test} a physiological test to determine whether a person is pregnant

{n: preliminary examination, preliminary exam, prelim} an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue

{n: prenatal diagnosis} any of the diagnostic procedures used to determine whether a fetus has a genetic abnormality

{n: primary sex characteristic, primary sexual characteristic, primary sex character} the genetically determined sex characteristics bound up with reproduction (genitals and organs of reproduction)

{n: priority processing} data processing in which the operations performed are determined by a system of priorities

{n: probable cause} (law) evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure
"a magistrate determined that there was probable cause to search the house"

{n: protocol, communications protocol} (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data

{n: quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysis} chemical analysis to determine the amounts of each element in the substance

{n: quo warranto} a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty

{n: radar beacon, racon} a device that, on receiving radar signals, transmits coded signals in response to help navigators determine their position

{n: radio compass} a direction finder that gives a bearing by determining the direction of incoming radio signals

{n: radiocarbon dating, carbon dating, carbon-14 dating} a chemical analysis used to determine the age of organic materials based on their content of the radioisotope carbon-14; believed to be reliable up to 40,000 years

{n: random walk} a stochastic process consisting of a sequence of changes each of whose characteristics (as magnitude or direction) is determined by chance

{n: rank} relative status
"his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"

{n: redetermination} determining again

{n: refractivity, refractiveness} the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction

{n: respiratory center} the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles

{n: road map, guideline} a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
"the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam"

{n: rule, formula} (mathematics) a standard procedure for solving a class of mathematical problems
"he determined the upper bound with Descartes' rule of signs"
"he gave us a general formula for attacking polynomials"

{n: salinometer} a hydrometer that determines the concentration of salt solutions by measuring their density

{n: scanner} someone who scans verse to determine the number and prosodic value of the syllables

{n: scratch test} a test to determine allergic sensitivity to various substances by applying them to scratches in the skin

{n: search, lookup} an operation that determines whether one or more of a set of items has a specified property
"they wrote a program to do a table lookup"

{n: secondary sex characteristic, secondary sexual characteristic, secondary sex character} the genetically determined sex characteristics that are not functionally necessary for reproduction (pitch of the voice and body hair and musculature)

{n: sequencer, sequenator} (chemistry) an apparatus that can determine the sequence of monomers in a polymer

{n: sequence} serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
"the sequence of names was alphabetical"
"he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA"

{n: sex chromatin} chromatin found only in female cells
"the presence or absence of sex chromatin in cells obtained by amniocentesis makes it possible to determine the sex of a fetus"

{n: sex chromosome} (genetics) a chromosome that determines the sex of an individual
"mammals normally have two sex chromosomes"

{n: sex-linked disorder} any disease or abnormality that is determined by the sex hormones
"hemophilia is determined by a gene defect on an X chromosome"

{n: site visit} a visit in an official capacity to examine a site to determine its suitability for some enterprise

{n: site, situation} physical position in relation to the surroundings
"the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"

{n: skin test} any test to determine immunity or sensitivity to a disease by introducing small amounts on or into the skin

{n: smoothness} the quality of having a level and even surface
"the water was a glassy smoothness"
"the weather system of the Pacific is determined by the uninterrupted smoothness of the ocean"

{n: sonic depth finder, fathometer} depth finder for determining depth of water or a submerged object by means of ultrasound waves

{n: spinner} board game equipment that consists of a dial and an arrow that is spun to determine the next move in the game

{n: spirit} a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character

{n: straw vote, straw poll} an unofficial vote taken to determine opinion on some issue

{n: strongman} a powerful political figure who rules by the exercise of force or violence
"he is determined to bring down the Iraqi strongman"

{n: structural genomics} the branch of genomics that determines the three-dimensional structures of proteins

{n: succussion} shaking a person to determine whether a large amount of liquid is present in a body cavity

{n: surveyor} an engineer who determines the boundaries and elevations of land or structures

{n: testcross, test-cross} a cross between an organism whose genotype for a certain trait is unknown and an organism that is homozygous recessive for that trait so the unknown genotype can be determined from that of the offspring

{n: testing} the act of subjecting to experimental test in order to determine how well something works
"they agreed to end the testing of atomic weapons"

{n: throw} casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
"he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

{n: timekeeping} the act or process of determining the time

{n: tissue typing} a series of diagnostic tests before an organ transplant to determine whether the tissues of a donor and recipient are compatible

{n: titer, titre} the concentration of a solution as determined by titration

{n: trial} (sports) a preliminary competition to determine qualifications
"the trials for the semifinals began yesterday"

{n: triangulation} a trigonometric method of determining the position of a fixed point from the angles to it from two fixed points a known distance apart; useful in navigation

{n: tuberculin test, tuberculin skin test} a skin test to determine past or present infection with the tuberculosis bacterium; based on hypersensitivity of the skin to tuberculin

{n: ultracentrifuge} a high speed centrifuge used to determine the relative molecular masses of large molecules in high polymers and proteins

{n: undercut} a notch cut in the trunk of tree in order to determine the direction of its fall

{n: vital capacity} the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue

{n: vote} the opinion of a group as determined by voting
"they put the question to a vote"

{n: wild card} a playing card whose value can be determined by the person who holds it

{n: world, reality} all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
"his world was shattered"
"we live in different worlds"
"for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"

{v: admeasure} determine the quantity of someone's share

{v: card} ask someone for identification to determine whether he or she is old enough to consume liquor
"I was carded when I tried to buy a beer!"

{v: check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into} examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
"check the brakes"
"Check out the engine"

{v: count off} call in turn from right to left or from back to front numbers that determine some position or function

{v: count, number, enumerate, numerate} determine the number or amount of
"Can you count the books on your shelf?"
"Count your change"

{v: date} assign a date to ; determine the (probable) date of
"Scientists often cannot date precisely archeological or prehistorical findings"

{v: decide, make up one's mind, determine} reach, make, or come to a decision about something
"We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"

{v: decide} influence or determine
"The vote in New Hampshire often decides the outcome of the Presidential election"

{v: define} determine the nature of
"What defines a good wine?"

{v: detect, observe, find, discover, notice} discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of
"She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"
"We found traces of lead in the paint"

{v: determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn} find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort
"I want to see whether she speaks French"
"See whether it works"
"find out if he speaks Russian"
"Check whether the train leaves on time"

{v: determine, find, find out, ascertain} after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
"find the product of two numbers"
"The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

{v: determine, set} fix conclusively or authoritatively
"set the rules"

{v: determine, shape, mold, influence, regulate} shape or influence ; give direction to
"experience often determines ability"
"mold public opinion"

{v: determine} fix in scope ; fix the boundaries of ; the tree determines the border of the property

{v: diagnose, name} determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis

{v: format} determine the arrangement of (data) for storage and display (in computer science)

{v: gauge} determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
"gauge the wine barrels"

{v: grade} determine the grade of or assign a grade to

{v: judge} determine the result of (a competition)

{v: liquidate} settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off
"liquidate a company"

{v: locate, turn up} discover the location of ; determine the place of ; find by searching or examining
"Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?"
"My search turned up nothing"

{v: measure, mensurate, measure out} determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
"Measure the length of the wall"

{v: orient, orientate} determine one's position with reference to another point
<-> disorient

{v: predestine, foreordain, preordain} foreordain or determine beforehand

{v: predestine} decree or determine beforehand

{v: predetermine} determine beforehand

{v: preform} form or shape beforehand or determine the shape of beforehand

{v: price} determine the price of
"The grocer priced his wares high"

{v: provide} determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
"The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"
"The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"

{v: rectify} math: determine the length of
"rectify a curve"

{v: refract} determine the refracting power of (a lens)

{v: rule out, rule in} include or exclude by determining judicially or in agreement with rules

{v: sequence} determine the order of constituents in
"They sequenced the human genome"

{v: settle, square off, square up, determine} settle conclusively ; come to terms
"We finally settled the argument"

{v: situate, locate} determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
"Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space"
"Locate the boundaries of the property"

{v: specify, define, delineate, delimit, delimitate} determine the essential quality of

{v: specify, set, determine, fix, limit} decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"
"specify the parameters"

{v: steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise} direct the course ; determine the direction of travelling

{v: take} ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
"take a pulse"
"A reading was taken of the earth's tremors"

{v: tax, assess} set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)

{v: test} determine the presence or properties of (a substance)

{v: total, tot, tot up, sum, sum up, summate, tote up, add, add together, tally, add up} determine the sum of
"Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"

{v: translate} genetics: determine the amino-acid sequence of a protein during its synthesis by using information on the messenger RNA

{v: value} fix or determine the value of ; assign a value to
"value the jewelry and art work in the estate"

{v: watch} observe or determine by looking
"Watch how the dog chases the cats away"

{v: weigh, librate} determine the weight of
"The butcher weighed the chicken"

{v: will} determine by choice
"This action was willed and intended"


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