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Diligence vs. Determination

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Main Difference

The main difference between Diligence and Determination is that the Diligence is a virtue and Determination is a perseveration towards a difficult goal in spite of obstacles

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  • Diligence (noun)

    Steady application; industry; careful work involving long-term effort.

  • Diligence (noun)

    The qualities of a hard worker, including conscientiousness, determination, and perseverance.

  • Diligence (noun)

    Carefulness.

    "rfex|en"

    "due diligence"

  • Diligence (noun)

    A public stage-coach.

  • Diligence (noun)

    The process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.

  • Determination (noun)

    The act of determining, or the state of being determined.

    "Through sheer determination, we managed to escape from the tornado."

  • Determination (noun)

    Bringing to an end; termination; limit.

  • Determination (noun)

    Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.

  • Determination (noun)

    The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.

  • Determination (noun)

    The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.

  • Determination (noun)

    That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.

  • Determination (noun)

    A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part

    "a determination of blood to the head"

  • Determination (noun)

    The act, process, or result of any accurate measurement, as of length, volume, weight, intensity, etc.

    "the determination of the wavelength of light"

    "the determination of the level of salt in sea water"

    "the determination of the oxygen in the air"

  • Determination (noun)

    The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.

  • Determination (noun)

    The addition of a distinguishing feature to a concept or notion, thus limiting its extent; -- the opposite of generalization.

  • Determination (noun)

    The act of determining the relations of an object, such as genus and species; the referring of minerals, plants, or animals, to the species to which they belong; classification

    "I am indebted to a friend for the determination of most of these shells."

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Diligence (noun)

    The quality of being diligent; carefulness; careful attention; - the opposite of negligence.

  • Diligence (noun)

    Interested and persevering application; devoted and painstaking effort to accomplish what is undertaken; assiduity in service.

  • Diligence (noun)

    Process by which persons, lands, or effects are seized for debt; process for enforcing the attendance of witnesses or the production of writings.

  • Diligence (noun)

    A four-wheeled public stagecoach, used in France.

  • Determination (noun)

    The act of determining, or the state of being determined.

  • Determination (noun)

    Bringing to an end; termination; limit.

  • Determination (noun)

    Direction or tendency to a certain end; impulsion.

  • Determination (noun)

    The quality of mind which reaches definite conclusions; decision of character; resoluteness.

  • Determination (noun)

    The state of decision; a judicial decision, or ending of controversy.

  • Determination (noun)

    That which is determined upon; result of deliberation; purpose; conclusion formed; fixed resolution.

  • Determination (noun)

    A flow, rush, or tendency to a particular part; as, a determination of blood to the head.

  • Determination (noun)

    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.

  • Determination (noun)

    The act of defining a concept or notion by giving its essential constituents.

  • Determination (noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary
  • Diligence (noun)

    conscientiousness in paying proper attention to a task; giving the degree of care required in a given situation

  • Diligence (noun)

    persevering determination to perform a task;

    "his diligence won him quick promotions"

    "frugality and industry are still regarded as virtues"

  • Diligence (noun)

    a diligent effort;

    "it is a job requiring serious application"

  • Determination (noun)

    the act of determining the properties of something

  • Determination (noun)

    the quality of being determined to do or achieve something;

    "his determination showed in his every movement"

    "he is a man of purpose"

  • Determination (noun)

    a position or opinion or judgment reached after consideration;

    "a decision unfavorable to the opposition"

    "his conclusion took the evidence into account"

    "satisfied with the panel's determination"

  • Determination (noun)

    the act of making up your mind about something;

    "the burden of decision was his"

    "he drew his conclusions quickly"

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