discriminator
noun Date: 1828 one that discriminates; especially a circuit that can be adjusted to accept or reject signals of different characteristics (as amplitude or frequency)

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  • discriminator — discriminatór s. n., pl. discriminatoáre Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  DISCRIMINATÓR s.n. (Telec.) Demodulator de frecvenţă. [< fr. discriminateur]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 22.02.2005. Sursa: DN  DISCRIMINATÓR s …   Dicționar Român

  • Discriminator — Dis*crim i*na tor, n. [LL.] One who discriminates. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • discriminator — [di skrim′i nāt΄ər] n. 1. one that discriminates 2. Radio a circuit for demodulating frequency modulated or phase modulated carrier waves …   English World dictionary

  • Discriminator — For other uses, see Time to digital converter#Discriminator and Foster Seeley discriminator. Discriminator is a typed tag field present in OMG IDL discriminated union type and value definitions that determines which union member is selected in… …   Wikipedia

  • discriminator — diskriminatorius statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. discriminator vok. Diskriminator, m rus. дискриминатор, m pranc. discriminateur, m …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • discriminator — diskriminatorius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. discriminator vok. Diskriminator, m rus. дискриминатор, m pranc. discriminateur, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • discriminator — /di skrim euh nay teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that discriminates. 2. Electronics. a circuit in which the output is a function of some variation of an input signal from a fixed characteristic. [1820 30; < LL; see DISCRIMINATE, TOR] * * * …   Universalium

  • discriminator — noun a) A person who discriminates or differentiates b) Any of several electronic devices that convert some property of a signal into an amplitude whose value is proportional to the difference between the value of the input signal and that of a… …   Wiktionary

  • discriminator — dis·crim·i·na·tor (dis krimґĭ na″tər) a circuit in which output is a function of how the input signal compares with one or more standard or reference signals …   Medical dictionary

  • discriminator — n. person or thing able to recognize differences; person or thing that shows discernment; one who discriminates …   English contemporary dictionary

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