Whether a plant is an annual or a perennial is an example of a discriminant.

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## discriminant

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## discriminant

noun

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(*plural* discriminants)

- (algebra) An expression that gives information about the roots of a polynomial; for example, the expression
*D = b*determines whether the roots of the quadratic equation^{2}- 4ac*ax*are real and distinct (^{2}+ bx + c = 0*D*> 0), real and equal (*D*= 0) or complex (*D*< 0).

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