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determination

 [de-ter″mĭ-na´shun]
the establishment of the exact nature of an entity or event.
embryonic determination the loss of pluripotentiality in any embryonic part and its start on the way to an unalterable fate.
sex determination the process by which the sex of an organism is fixed; associated, in man, with the presence or absence of the Y chromosome.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·ter·mi·na·tion

(dē-ter'mi-nā'shŭn),
1. A change, for the better or for the worse, in the course of a disease.
2. A general move toward a given point.
3. The measurement or estimation of any quantity or quality in scientific or laboratory investigation.
4. Discernment of a state or category (for example, in diagnosis).
5. A process, both necessary and sufficient, whereby an effect is caused.
[L. de-termino, pp. -atus, to limit, determine, fr. terminus, a boundary]
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de·ter·mi·na·tion

(dĕ-tĕr'mi-nā'shŭn)
1. A change, for the better or for the worse, in the course of a disease.
2. A general move toward a given point.
3. The measurement or estimation of any quantity or quality in scientific or laboratory investigation.
4. Discernment of a state or category (e.g., in diagnosis).
5. A process, both necessary and sufficient, whereby an effect is caused.
6. Judicial decision resolving controversy.
[L. de-termino, pp. -atus, to limit, determine, fr. terminus, a boundary]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

determination

the process by which embryonic tissues become able to produce only one particular sort of adult organ or tissue.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Patient discussion about determination

Q. Is it effective to determine the problem? How is the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy done and is it effective to determine the problem?

A. actually it will come with three common symptoms such as : positive pregnancy, abdominal pain or cramp, and bleeding. if you're happened to feel one of those symptoms, i'll suggest you to go see your ob-gyn specialist, then the doctor will do the physical examination on you, and will confirm the diagnosis with ultrasound.

Q. In which month of pregnancy it's possible to determine gender of the fetus?

A. following marin's question - is there a difference when it comes to twins?

Q. how do i determine what is the right weight i need to be? i know there is a way to calculate it, an equation , what are the parameters in it ?

A. I don't mean to burst any bubbles, but BMI is definitely not a good way to determine what weight you should be. If you considered that a body builder or a professional athlete is considered obese under BMI standards then you would know what I mean. Here is an article about it I found on Medical News Today: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/49991.php

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Hunt was especially concerned and mortified at his determination, as it was through his advice and influence he had entered into the concern.
As the girl grasped the significance of his words she paled, but her lips set in a hard line and her eyes shone with a sudden fire of determination as she dropped the plane to within a few feet of the ground and at the opposite end of the meadow from the blacks and then at full speed bore down upon the savages.
Shuttleworthy had distinctly avowed to the said nephew his irrevocable determination of rescinding the will originally made, and of cutting him off with a shilling.
'If you have not,' continued I, 'I'll tell you something more about him'; and I gave a sketch of his general conduct, and a more particular account of his behaviour with regard to his child, and explained my apprehensions on the latter's account, and my determination to deliver him from his father's influence.
Occasionally an ironer lost the stride for an instant, gasped or sighed, then caught it up again with weary determination. The long summer day waned, hut not the heat, and under the raw flare of electric light the work went on.
His keen grey eyes were undimmed, and the only lines upon his face were the lines of iron character and determination that always had been there since first I remembered him, nearly thirty-five years before.
22 (2001), the Tax Court determined that it has jurisdiction to determine additions to tax and penalties arising from worker classifications or determinations under Section 530 of the Revenue Act of 1978 (RA '78).
6015 relief should not determine the rights of the nonelecting spouse to participate in judicial review of the Service's determinations.
The court also rejected the former employees' argument that eligibility determinations are questions of law subject to de novo review.
Due to the high volume of ruling requests received by the IRS and the factual nature of the determinations, the Service has had difficulty issuing rulings (whether favorable or unfavorable) in a timely fashion.

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