determinant
noun Date: 1686 1. an element that identifies or determines the nature of something or that fixes or conditions an outcome 2. a square array of numbers bordered on the left and right by a vertical line and having a value equal to the algebraic sum of all possible products where the number of factors in each product is the same as the number of rows or columns, each factor in a given product is taken from a different row and column, and the sign of a product is positive or negative depending upon whether the number of permutations necessary to place the indices representing each factor's position in its row or column in the order of the natural numbers is odd or even 3. gene 4. epitopedeterminantal adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • determinant — DETERMINÁNT, Ă, determinanţi, te, adj., s.m. I. adj. 1. Care determină sau este de natură să determine ceva; hotărâtor. 2. (Despre cuvinte sau propoziţii; adesea substantivat) Care precizează sensul altui cuvânt sau al altei propoziţii cu care… …   Dicționar Român

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  • Determinant — De*ter mi*nant, n. 1. That which serves to determine; that which causes determination. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) The sum of a series of products of several numbers, these products being formed according to certain specified laws; Note: thus, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • déterminant — DÉTERMINANT, ANTE. adject. Qui détermine, qui sert à déterminer. Ce motif est déterminant. C est une raison déterminante …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Determinant — De*ter mi*nant, a. [L. determinans, p. pr. of determinare: cf. F. d[ e]terminant.] Serving to determine or limit; determinative. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • determinant — I noun agent, authority, background, base, basis, consideration, constitutive element, contributing force, contributor, decisive factor, determining circumstance, determining element, determining influence, driving force, element, factor,… …   Law dictionary

  • determinant — c.1600 (adj.); 1680s (n.), from L. determinantem (nom. determinans), prp. of determinare (see DETERMINE (Cf. determine)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • determinant — antecedent, *cause, reason, occasion Analogous words: factor (see ELEMENT): *influence, weight, authority …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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