Meaning of determinant
Pronunciation: (di-tûr'mu-nunt), [key]
- a determining agent or factor.
- an algebraic expression of the sum of products of elements, each with an appropriate algebraic sign, usually written in a square array and used in the solution of systems of linear equations.
- Also calledany site on an antigen molecule at which an antibody can bind, the chemical structure of the site determining the specific combining antibody.
- a gene.
- determinant (Thesaurus)