Etymology
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determinant

c. 1600 (adj.), "serving to determine;" 1680s (n.), "that which fixes, defines, or establishes (something);" from Latin determinantem (nominative determinans), present participle of determinare "to enclose, bound, set limits to," from de "off" (see de-) + terminare "to mark the end or boundary," from terminus "end, limit" (see terminus).

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Definitions of determinant
1
determinant (n.)
a determining or causal element or factor;
education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life
Synonyms: determiner / determinative / determining factor / causal factor
determinant (n.)
the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself;
Synonyms: antigenic determinant / epitope
determinant (n.)
a square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations;
2
determinant (adj.)
having the power or quality of deciding;
the determinative (or determinant) battle
Synonyms: deciding / determinative / determining
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