It looks like we might be due for one of our recurring reviews on the closely related subjects of definition and determination, with special reference to what Peirce himself wrote on the topics.
Here is a set of excerpts I collected in regard to determination, mostly from Peirce, but with a few thoughts from other thinkers, before and after him, due to the larger questions of determinacy I was pursuing at the time.
Arisbe List Archive (serial thread)
InterSciWiki Copy (all in one section)
One naturally looks to the Baldwin and Century dictionaries for Peirce-connected definitions of definition, but I would like to start with a series of texts that I think are closer to Peirce’s own thoughts on definition, where he is not so duty-bound to give a compendious account of every significant thinker’s point of view.
It may be a while before I get the following excerpts on definition all copied out: