- 1An agent or characteristic that enables things, people, or classes to be distinguished from one another: anemia is commonly present in patients with both conditions, and is therefore not a helpful discriminantMore example sentences
- The relative impact of these characteristics was explored in discriminant analyses.
- We thus obtained measures of environmental and mammal community characteristics, independent of the discriminant analyses of macrohabitats.
- Although there is general agreement that service quality and satisfaction are distinct constructs, some researchers have had difficulty establishing the discriminant validity of the two constructs.
- 1.1 Mathematics A function of the coefficients of a polynomial equation whose value gives information about the roots of the polynomial. See also discriminant function.More example sentences
- Laplace, in 1795, tried to prove the FTA using a completely different approach using the discriminant of a polynomial.
- The canonical discriminant function procedure was used for evaluating the overall discriminant regression equation.
- Variable represents the discriminant of the cubic polynomial,
mid 19th century (in the sense 'showing discernment'): from Latin discriminant- 'distinguishing between', from the verb discriminare (see discriminate).
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