Tenacious vs Determination - What's the difference?

tenacious | determination |

As an adjective tenacious

is clinging to an object or surface; adhesive.

As a noun determination is





(en adjective)
  • clinging to an object or surface; adhesive
  • unwilling to yield or give up; dogged
  • holding together; cohesive
  • having a good memory; retentive
  • Synonyms

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  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * cellular determination