Dictionary » D » Determine



1. To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate. [God] hath determined the times before appointed. (acts xvii. 26)

2. To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish. The knowledge of men hitherto hath been determined by the view or sight. (Bacon) Now, where is he that will not stay so long till his friend sickness hath determined me? (Shak)

3. To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle. The character of the soul is determined by the character of its god. (j. Edwards) Something divinely beautiful . . . That at some time or other might influence or even determine her course of life. (W. Black)

4. To fix the course of; to impel and direct; with a remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will determined me to this course.

5. To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of; to assign to its true place in a system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered plant or its name.

6. To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as, the court has determined the cause.

7. To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as, this determined him to go immediately.

8. (Science: logic) to define or limit by adding a differentia.

9. (Science: physics) to ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water.

Origin: f. Determiner, L. Determinare, determinatum; de _ terminare limit, terminus limit. See term.

Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page

Results from our forum

Souther blot and restriction mapping

... digested and run on a gel. The gel was blotted and used for Southern hybridisation. The probe was a 2.4 kb XhoI fragment. Using the southern data, determine the restriction map for genomic DNA. Data: Enzyme Approximate Band Sizes E ------------- 6.0 ----- 1.8 X ------------- 2.4 B ------------ ...

See entire post
by Mistersnuffle
Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Souther blot and restriction mapping
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Determine whether gene lac I and lac O is functioning?

My sample is treated in 3 ways: No inducer, with lactose , with IPTG. ONPG is used in all sample to determine the beta galactosidase. I know that both lactose and IPTG can associate with lac repressor and cause expression. If the result of these three treatment only with ...

See entire post
by eos
Fri May 09, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determine whether gene lac I and lac O is functioning?
Replies: 0
Views: 641

Help: Confused with primers in a PCR of a vector?

... Will we just get one massive chunk of DNA? 3) coding region - T7 4) T3 - coding region I think the point of this entire process was to just determine the directionality of our insert. Because later in the lab, we did a whole bunch of sequence alignments with our gene (of both strands) and ...

See entire post
by keetner
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Help: Confused with primers in a PCR of a vector?
Replies: 2
Views: 2687

Biology tests

Exam boards are notoriously fickle when it comes to marks. Sometimes the way you phrase something or the keywords you use will determine whether you get marks, rather than your understanding. This is often just a method of making marking easier. In your example above, whilst you wrote ...

See entire post
by Babybel56
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biology tests
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Increase in free energy in glycolysis

... are close to equilibrium (thus they can be used by gluconeogenesis as well) and only the actual concentrations of the substrates/products determine which way it will go.

See entire post
by JackBean
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Increase in free energy in glycolysis
Replies: 3
Views: 2438
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 5,184 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link