Determinant Definition

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determinants
adjective
Determining.
Webster's New World
Determinative.
American Heritage
noun
determinants
A thing or factor that determines.
Webster's New World
The sum of the products formed from a square matrix in accordance with certain laws.
Webster's New World
An epitope.
American Heritage Medicine
The definition of a determinant is something that determines an outcome or result of something.
When your boss' opinion is ultimately the only opinion that matters in making a decision in your office, this is an example of a determinant.
If you have a specific gene that is dominant and that always determines what a person's eye color will be, this is an example of a determinant.
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(biology) A substance that causes a cell to adopt a particular fate.

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Singular:
determinant
Plural:
determinants

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