# determinant

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## de·ter·mi·nant

(dĭ-tûr′mə-nənt)*adj.*

Determinative.

*n.*

**1.**An influencing or determining element or factor: "Education is the second most important determinant of recreational participation" (John P. Robinson).

**2.**

*Mathematics*The value computed from a square matrix of numbers by a rule of combining products of the matrix entries and that characterizes the solvablitity of simultaneous linear equations. Its absolute value can be interpreted as an area or volume.

**3.**

*Immunology*An epitope.

## determinant

(dɪˈtɜːmɪnənt)*adj*

serving to determine or affect

*n*

**1.**a factor, circumstance, etc, that influences or determines

**2.**(Mathematics)

*maths*a square array of elements that represents the sum of certain products of these elements, used to solve simultaneous equations, in vector studies, etc. Compare matrix

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## de•ter•mi•nant

(dɪˈtɜr mə nənt)*n.*

**1.**a determining factor.

**2.**an algebraic expression of the sum of products of matrix elements used in the solution of systems of linear equations.

**3.**epitope.

**4.**gene.

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Noun | 1. | determinant - a determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"cognitive factor - something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result decisive factor, clincher - a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking" |

2. | determinant - the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itselfimmunology - the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system site, situation - physical position in relation to the surroundings; "the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides" antigen - any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies) | |

3. | determinant - a square matrix used to solve simultaneous equationssquare matrix - a matrix with the same number of rows and columns | |

Adj. | 1. | determinant - having the power or quality of deciding; "the crucial experiment"; "cast the deciding vote"; "the determinative (or determinant) battle"decisive - determining or having the power to determine an outcome; "cast the decisive vote"; "two factors had a decisive influence" |

## determinant

*noun*factor, point, cause, influence, thing, item, element, circumstance, consideration, component the types of determinant that are likely to influence trade

Translations

**determinant**

**determinantti**

**determináns**

**meghatározó**

**ákveða**

**determinant**

**determinant**

## determinant

## de·ter·mi·nant

*n.*determinante, elemento que predomina o causa una determinación.

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