determinant (dɪˈtɜːmɪnənt) | |
—adj | |
1. | serving to determine or affect |
—n | |
2. | a factor, circumstance, etc, that influences or determines |
3. | maths Compare matrix a square array of elements that represents the sum of certain products of these elements, used to solve simultaneous equations, in vector studies, etc |
determinant de·ter·mi·nant (dĭ-tûr'mə-nənt)
n.
An influencing or determining element or factor.
Antigenic determinant.