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Determine, account for, or cause (something) in more than one way or with more conditions than are necessary.‘every gesture is overdetermined by cultural form, personal biography, historical contingency, and so on’
- ‘Their identities were overdetermined by these interests and concerns, and resistance cannot capture the full range of either their intent or their actions.’
- ‘But this powerful stage image of breaking glass is overdetermined with other significations as well.’
- ‘It is becoming increasingly clear that this argument, while right overall, significantly overdetermined the role of technology.’
- ‘The dominant-submissive interplay which the playwright labours to construct in words is massively overdetermined by the director-editor's unimaginative choice of shots.’
- ‘The current condition of the rangelands was overdetermined by a complex web of factors, all in interaction with one another, and in which environmental factors were but one component.’
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