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de·ter·mi·nant /dɪˈtɝmənənt/

判定

determinant

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determinant

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

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.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

determinant

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