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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·ter·mi·nant /dɪˈtɝmənənt/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·ter·mi·nant a.  Serving to determine or limit; determinative.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·ter·mi·nant, n.
 1. That which serves to determine; that which causes determination.
 2. Math. The sum of a series of products of several numbers, these products being formed according to certain specified laws;
 Note: thus, the determinant of the nine numbers
 a, b, c,a´, b´, c´,a´´, b´´, c´´,
 is a b´ c´´ - a b´´ c´ + a´ b´´ c] - a´ b c´´ + a´´ b´ c. The determinant is written by placing the numbers from which it is formed in a square between two vertical lines. The theory of determinants forms a very important branch of modern mathematics.
 3. Logic A mark or attribute, attached to the subject or predicate, narrowing the extent of both, but rendering them more definite and precise.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial
            experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the
            determinative (or determinant) battle" [syn: crucial,
             deciding(a), determinative, determining(a)]
      n 1: a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an
           important determinant of one's outlook on life" [syn: determiner,
            determinative, determining factor, causal factor]
      2: a square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations