Discriminant meaning

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The definition of a discriminant is some distinguishing characteristic or feature that allows someone or something to be separated from others.

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

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Serving to discriminate.
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(algebra) An expression that gives information about the roots of a polynomial; for example, the expression D = b2 - 4ac determines whether the roots of the quadratic equation ax2 + bx + c = 0 are real and distinct (D > 0), real and equal (D = 0) or complex (D < 0).
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(math.) An expression whose value or sign is used to classify functions.
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An expression used to distinguish or separate other expressions in a quantity or equation.
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