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# discriminant

[ dih-skrim-uh-nuhnt ]

/ dɪˈskrɪm ə nənt /

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noun Mathematics.

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

## OTHER WORDS FROM discriminant

dis·crim·i·nan·tal [dis-krim-uh-nan-tl], /dɪsˌkrɪm əˈnæn tl/, adjective## Words nearby discriminant

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## How to use discriminant in a sentence

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

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## British Dictionary definitions for discriminant

discriminant

/ (dɪˈskrɪmɪnənt) /

noun

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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