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Definition: 'Mathematical Determinant'

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mathematical determinant

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1. a formal algebraic operation on the terms of a square matrix of quantities, fundamental in solving multiple simultaneous equations and widely used in regression analysis, notably in epidemiology and quantitative genetics. If determinant is zero, the equations have no unambiguous solution.



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