Meaning of DETERMINANT in English
[ dɪ'tə:mɪnənt ]
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.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004