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Definition 1: a determining or causal element or factor - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where determinant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life

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(determinant is a kind of ...) something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result

(... is a kind of determinant ) a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively

(... is a kind of determinant ) a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do

"her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"

Definition 2: a square matrix used to solve simultaneous equations - [noun denoting group]

(determinant is a kind of ...) a matrix with the same number of rows and columns

Definition 3: the site on the surface of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself - [noun denoting substance]

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(determinant is a kind of ...) physical position in relation to the surroundings

"the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides"

(... is part of determinant) any substance (as a toxin or enzyme) that stimulates an immune response in the body (especially the production of antibodies)

(determinant belongs to category ...) the branch of medical science that studies the body's immune system

Definition 4: having the power or quality of deciding - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where determinant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the crucial experiment
  • cast the deciding vote
  • the determinative (or determinant) battle

Synonyms for determinant in the sense of this definition

(determinant is similar to ...) determining or having the power to determine an outcome

"cast the decisive vote" "two factors had a decisive influence"

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