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Determinant   /dɪtˈərmənənt/   Listen
Determinant

noun
1.
A determining or causal element or factor.  Synonyms: causal factor, determinative, determiner, determining factor.
2.
The site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself.  Synonyms: antigenic determinant, epitope.
3.
A square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations.






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"Determinant" Quotes from Famous Books



... according to Dr. Cronin, 'is one of the most important of all the determinants of value, for labour is the chief element in cost of production, and cost of production is one of the chief elements in determining the level at which it is useful to buy or sell. But labour is not the only determinant of value; there is, e.g., the price of the raw materials, a price that is not wholly determined by the labour ...
— An Essay on Mediaeval Economic Teaching • George O'Brien



Words linked to "Determinant" :   cognitive factor, site, situation, clincher, square matrix, immunology, decisive, influence, antigen, decisive factor, determine



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