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Determinant - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Determinant' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Determinant [ a.]
- Serving to determine or limit; determinative.
2 . Determinant [ n.]
- That which serves to determine; that which causes determination.
- The sum of a series of products of several numbers, these products being formed according to certain specified laws
- A mark or attribute, attached to the subject or predicate, narrowing the extent of both, but rendering them more definite and precise.

Meaning of 'Determinant' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . determinant [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a determining or causal element or factor
Example in sentence:
  • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life
2 . determinant [ s]
Meaning (2):
- having the power or quality of deciding
Example in sentence:
  • cast the deciding vote;
  • the crucial experiment;
  • the determinative (or determinant) battle