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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of discriminant function was circa 1936

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“Discriminant function.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/discriminant%20function. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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