Determinant

Definition of Determinant

De`ter´mi`nant
a.1.Serving to determine or limit; determinative.
n.1.That which serves to determine; that which causes determination.
2.(Math.) The sum of a series of products of several numbers, these products being formed according to certain specified laws
3.(Logic) A mark or attribute, attached to the subject or predicate, narrowing the extent of both, but rendering them more definite and precise.

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