Meaning of DETERMINANT in English

DETERMINANT

[ dɪ'tə:mɪnənt ]

■ noun

1》 a factor which determines the nature or outcome of something.

2》 Biology a gene determining the character and development of particular cells in an organism.

3》 Mathematics a quantity obtained by the addition of products of the elements of a square matrix according to a given rule.

■ adjective serving to determine or decide something.

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