- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||predetermines, predetermining, predetermined
||to form or set (a decision, course of action, or the like) ahead of time.
The computer's price was predetermined by foreign competition.
||to set unalterably; predestine.
One's genes predetermine one's skin color.
||to influence one in the direction of; incline one toward.
Her father's work as a biologist predetermined her interest in nature.
||predeterminative (adj.), predetermination (n.), predeterminer (n.)