predetermined


predetermined
UK [ˌpriːdɪˈtɜː(r)mɪnd] / US [ˌprɪdɪˈtɜrmɪnd] adjective
happening or developing in a particular way because of things that have existed, happened, or been decided before

The department has exceeded its predetermined level of spending.


Derived words:
predetermination
UK [ˌpriːdɪtɜː(r)mɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] / US [ˌprɪdɪtɜrmɪˈneɪʃ(ə)n] noun uncountable
predetermine
verb transitive
Word forms "predetermine":
present tense I/you/we/they predetermine he/she/it predetermines present participle predetermining past tense predetermined past participle predetermined

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  • predetermined — [[t]pri͟ːdɪtɜ͟ː(r)mɪnd[/t]] ADJ If you say that something is predetermined, you mean that its form or nature was decided by previous events or by people rather than by chance. The Prince s destiny was predetermined from the moment of his birth …   English dictionary

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  • Predetermined — Predetermine Pre de*ter mine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Predetermined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Predermining}.] [Pref. pre + determine: cf. F. pr[ e]d[ e]terminer.] 1. To determine (something) beforehand. Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 2. To doom by previous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • predetermined — pre|de|ter|mined [ ,pridı tɜrmınd ] adjective happening or developing in a particular way because of things that have existed, happened, or been decided before: The department has exceeded its predetermined level of spending. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • predetermined — adjective set in advance (Freq. 1) a preset plan of action at a predetermined time • Syn: ↑preset • Similar to: ↑planned …   Useful english dictionary

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