Origin of determinant

Classical Latin*determinans*, present participle of

*determinare*

- a thing or factor that determines
- Math. the sum of the products formed from a square matrix in accordance with certain laws

noun

- 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.

The definition of a determinant is something that determines an outcome or result of something.

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Origin of determinant

Classical Latin- a thing or factor that determines
- Math. the sum of the products formed from a square matrix in accordance with certain laws

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adjective

Determinative.

noun

- An influencing or determining element or factor:
*“Education is the second most important determinant of recreational participation”*(*John P. Robinson*) -
*Mathematics*The value computed from a square matrix of numbers by a rule of combining products of the matrix entries and that characterizes the solvablitity of simultaneous linear equations. Its absolute value can be interpreted as an area or volume. -
*Immunology*An epitope.

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Noun

(*plural* determinants)

- A determining factor; an element that determines the nature of something
- (linear algebra) The unique scalar function over square matrices which is distributive over matrix multiplication, multilinear in the rows and columns, and takes the value of 1 for the unit matrix. Abbreviation: det
- (biology) A substance that causes a cell to adopt a particular fate.

Adjective

(*comparative* more determinant, *superlative* most determinant)

- Serving to determine or limit; determinative.

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- Consideration of the definition of the
**determinant**shows that the value is unaltered when the suffixes in each element are transposed. - If the
**determinant**is transformed so as to read by columns as it formerly did by rows its value is unchanged. - If any two rows or any two columns of a
**determinant**be identical the value of the**determinant**is zero. - Resultant Expressible as a
**Determinant**.-From the theory of linear equations it can be gathered that the condition that p linear equations in p variables (homogeneous and independent) may be simultaneously satisfied is expressible as a**determinant**, viz. - No member of a
**determinant**can involve more than one element from the first row.

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