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Determinism

Fully ordained in advance. A deterministic chaos system is one that gives random looking results, even though the results are generated from a system of equations.

Determinism

In economics, the theory that occurrences are caused directly by other occurrences, and that economic agency by individuals plays little or no role. For example, a company's success occurs because social and economic pressures cause its products to be demanded, and not because of any marketing strategy its management devises. Determinism is associated with Karl Marx, who believed in the importance of historical analysis in explaining economic phenomena. However, some Marxist analysts have rejected that Marx taught economic determinism.
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In his view, if the parties want to touch the undetermined voters, they must lead a positive campaign and not play ping-pong with the press-conferences.
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An undetermined royalty is payable to the Government of Sabah.
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The developer and city officials are negotiating an agreement, known as a memorandum of understanding, that also calls for a $22 million loan over 30 years at an interest rate to be determined, a $10 million investment in streets and other public-works improvements, and the waiver of an undetermined amount of city fees for inspections and permits.
The man's front teeth show considerable wear, and one sports at blue tint of undetermined origin.
The issue is material for ResCap, however, it still undetermined whether this will be material for GMAC.
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