The belief that if one knew absolutely every single thing there is to know about the present, than that person could predict with perfect accuracy every single event that would happen in the future. This is based off the idea of cause and affect, and the structured and unchanging laws of physics. Simply put, determinism = fate.

This is often related to theology in that unless by some unknown means time has existed for all eternity, something had to have started existence. Has all matter simply been here forever, with no beginning? That's a pretty hard to believe theory, if you think about it. Something HAD to have started the universe somewhere, sometime. And with the first single event that started the chain reaction that is time, the fate of everything that has and will ever happen has already been written. But then brings the question, from where did the creator of time and space come from? But meh, these are things we will probably never know, I think you get my point anyway.
Example of determinism-
Knowing the velocity, direction, wind speed, and exactly every other factor effecting a rocket, you can predict perfectly where it will land. Why couldn't you? The same goes for absolutely anything else in the world. If you knew absolutely every factor effecting a situation, you could perfectly its outcome with complete accuracy.
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Turning the world in to your dance floor, pushing it 'till you can't and then even more.
"Turn the world in to your dance floor, determinate d-determinate."
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Determination is simply not giving up. No matter how hard things get, or how badly you want to just give up, you keep on going. Sometimes you just want to let go, when it seems like what you’re going for is just out of reach, sometimes you tell yourself if what you’re trying to get is worth the great amount of effort that you put in it. When things get hard, you start thinking that its not worth it, and you just want to let it go, but let me tell you this, the more pain and suffering you put into something, the better it'll feel when you get it.

-Determination is not giving up.
-Determination is not letting go.
-Determination is not "this is not worth it" shit.

-Determination is falling on your face and getting back up.
-Determination is losing feeling on your legs, and wanting to keep on going.

In my words, determination is going until your legs lose feeling, until your arms break, until your head feels like its about to explode, until your brain tells your that your done, and when your brain tells you that your done, you tell it, "Just one more time," just, one, more, time...
NEVER GIVE UP!-thats all determination is...
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When you are about to slip away from life, but then your 'determination' brings you back.
although you feel like nothing matters anymore and life is lost, the feeling of being with your closest and truest friends fill you with determination.*
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To accomplish a certain task no matter what the odds may be. The will to tell yourself that no matter how bad it is, or how bad it gets, I'm going to make it.
I am determined to accomplish my dreams and goals no matter what I have to go through, I will succeed.
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The act of doing what nobody believed you could do. Defying all the odds placed against you.
The girl smiled as she saw the surprise on her friends faces. They never thought she could determinate that feat.
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