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discriminator

[dih-skrim-uh-ney-ter] /dɪˈskrɪm əˌneɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that discriminates.
2.
Electronics. a circuit in which the output is a function of some variation of an input signal from a fixed characteristic.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Late Latin; see discriminate, -tor
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Examples for discriminator
  • The biggest price discriminator for working families is pregnancy coverage.
  • Context is often the final discriminator between features that look similar.
British Dictionary definitions for discriminator

discriminator

/dɪˈskrɪmɪˌneɪtə/
noun
1.
an electronic circuit that converts a frequency or phase modulation into an amplitude modulation for subsequent demodulation
2.
an electronic circuit that has an output voltage only when the amplitude of the input pulses exceeds a predetermined value
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