discriminator

[dih-skrim-uh-ney-ter]

noun

a person or thing that discriminates.
Electronics. a circuit in which the output is a function of some variation of an input signal from a fixed characteristic.

Nearby words

  1. discriminate,
  2. discriminating,
  3. discrimination,
  4. discrimination learning,
  5. discriminative,
  6. discriminatory,
  7. discrown,
  8. discursion,
  9. discursive,
  10. discus

Origin of discriminator

From Late Latin, dating back to 1820–30; see origin at discriminate, -tor

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British Dictionary definitions for discriminator

discriminator

noun

an electronic circuit that converts a frequency or phase modulation into an amplitude modulation for subsequent demodulation
an electronic circuit that has an output voltage only when the amplitude of the input pulses exceeds a predetermined value
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