Meaning of DETERMINANT in English

DETERMINANT

adj. & n.

--adj. serving to determine or define.

--n.

1. a determining factor, element, word, etc.

2 Math. a quantity obtained by the addition of products of the elements of a square matrix according to a given rule.

Etymology: L determinare (as DETERMINE)

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