discriminant function

noun

Definition of discriminant function

: a function of a set of variables that is evaluated for samples of events or objects and used as an aid in discriminating between or classifying them

First Known Use of discriminant function

circa 1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Discriminant function.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discriminant%20function. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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