The act of determining, or the state of being determined.
Bringing to an end; termination; limit.
Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.
The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.
(countable) The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.
(countable) That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.
A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.
(countable) The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.; as, the determination of the ohm or of the wave length of light; the determination of the salt in sea water, or the oxygen in the air.
The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.
The addition of a differentia to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization.
The act of determining the relations of an object, as regards genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification; as, I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells.
* cellular determination
Any great, strong, powerful emotion, especially romantic love or hate.
- We share a passion for books.
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An object of passionate or romantic love or strong romantic interest.
sexual intercourse, especially when very emotional
- It started as a hobby, but now my motorbike collection has become my passion .
The suffering of Jesus leading up to and during his crucifixion.
A play, musical composition or display meant to commemorate the suffering of Jesus.
(obsolete) Suffering or enduring of imposed or inflicted pain; any suffering or distress.
- We shared a night of passion .
* Wyclif Bible (Rom. viii. 18)
- a cardiac passion
(obsolete) The state of being acted upon; subjection to an external agent or influence; a passive condition; opposed to action .
* John Locke
- the passions of this time
(obsolete) Capacity of being affected by external agents; susceptibility of impressions from external agents.
* Francis Bacon
- A body at rest affords us no idea of any active power to move, and, when set is motion, it is rather a passion than an action in it.
(obsolete) An innate quality, property, or attribute of a thing.
- mouldable and not mouldable, scissible and not scissible, and many other passions of matter
(obsolete) Disorder of the mind; madness.
- to obtain the knowledge of some passion of the circle. (rfex)
* ardor, fire in the belly, zeal
* passion fruit, passionfruit
* Passion Sunday
* passion pop
(obsolete) To suffer pain or sorrow; to experience a passion; to be extremely agitated.
To give a passionate character to.
- Dumbly she passions , frantically she doteth.