What is another word for predetermination?

Pronunciation: [pɹɪdɪtˌɜːmɪnˈe͡ɪʃən] (IPA)

Predetermination is defined as the act of deciding something beforehand or determining it in advance. There are several synonyms for this word, including predestination, fate, destiny, forecast, preordination, and foreordination. Each of these words has a slightly different connotation, but all refer to the concept of a predetermined course of events. Predestination and preordination specifically suggest a religious or theological influence, while fate and destiny imply a more general sense of inevitability. Forecast and foreordination emphasize the predictive nature of predetermination, with the former indicating a calculated prediction and the latter implying a divine or supernatural force at work. Regardless of the word chosen, the idea of predetermination speaks to the belief that the future is predetermined and unalterable.

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What are the hypernyms for Predetermination?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Predetermination?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for predetermination?

Predetermination refers to something that has been decided beforehand, without considering other factors or possibilities. One antonym for predetermination could be 'flexibility', which suggests openness and adaptability to change. Another possible antonym could be 'unpredictability', which refers to an event or situation that could happen in a variety of ways and can't be accurately foreseen or predetermined. Alternatively, 'ambiguity' could be an antonym, suggesting a lack of clarity or certainty about something, making it difficult to come to a predetermined conclusion. Antonyms for predetermination generally imply a lack of rigidity and an openness to possibilities and alternatives.

Usage examples for Predetermination

Our mode of life was very different, as naturally it would be, since I had come with a predetermination to do nothing but work, and he with an equally strong one to idle his days away in the most enjoyable manner he could invent.
"To-morrow?"
Victoria Cross
There would be a day of this-to go somewhere, anywhere-without plan, or predetermination, this road or that, it mattered not at all-a day of it-prompted no longer by the sullen, disgruntled mood that had caused him to set out, but by a more potent and saner spirit of almost boyish vagabondage that bade him keep on.
"The Belovéd Traitor"
Frank L. Packard
But in her heart she was convinced of its predetermination by some power other than her own volition.
"The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete"
Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009

Famous quotes with Predetermination

  • Old-fashioned determinism was what we may call hard determinism. It did not shrink from such words as fatality, bondage of the will, necessitation, and the like. Nowadays, we have a soft determinism which abhors harsh words, and, repudiating fatality, necessity, and even predetermination, says that its real name is freedom; for freedom is only necessity understood, and bondage to the highest is identical with true freedom
    William James
  • The human understanding when it has once adopted an opinionyet these it either neglects and despises,in order that by this great and pernicious predetermination the authority of its former conclusions may remain inviolate.
    Francis Bacon

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