- 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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The determines the nature or character of the roots; hence it is called the discriminant.A Review of Algebra
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- 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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