dis-criminator

discriminator

[dih-skrim-uh-ney-ter]
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:
1820–30; < Late Latin; see discriminate, -tor

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discriminator (dɪˈskrɪmɪˌneɪtə)
 
n
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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