Definition of discriminant function in English:

discriminant function

Line breaks: dis|crim¦in|ant func|tion

noun

Statistics
  • A function of several variates used to assign items into one of two or more groups. The function for a particular set of items is obtained from measurements of the variates of items which belong to a known group.
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    • The second discriminant function differentiated the HU group from the other two groups.
    • The discriminant function that separates the two groups best is statistically significant at the 5% level.
    • These lineages were characterized by means of a discriminant function separating the putative ancestral sample from the youngest sample of one of the species.

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