# discriminant

[dih-skrim-uh-nuh nt]

- a relatively simple expression that determines some of the properties, as the nature of the roots, of a given equation or function.

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## Origin of discriminant^{}

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#### The determines the nature or character of the roots; hence it is called the discriminant.

A Review of AlgebraRomeyn Henry Rivenburg

# discriminant

- an algebraic expression related to the coefficients of a polynomial equation whose value gives information about the roots of the polynomialb² – 4ac is the discriminant of ax² + bx + c = 0

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