discriminator

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

discriminate +‎ -or

Noun[edit]

discriminator (plural discriminators)

  1. A person who discriminates or differentiates.
    • 1871, The British Quarterly Review (volume 54, page 279)
      Generally, we may say, that Mr. Smith is a very accomplished etymological scholar, a very keen discriminator, and that his illustrative examples are selected with great industry, and from a wide field of English literature []
  2. A test or variable, etc. that serves to distinguish between different things.
    Colour is not an effective discriminator when it comes to the spiciness of food.
  3. (physics) Any of several electronic devices that convert some property of a signal into an amplitude whose value is proportional to the difference between the value of the input signal and that of a standard.
  4. (marketing) A feature of the seller's offering that differs from a competitor's offering and is important to the buyer in question.

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From discrīminō +‎ -tor.

Noun[edit]

discrīminātor m (genitive discrīminātōris); third declension

  1. (Late Latin) one who distinguishes or discriminates
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative discrīminātor discrīminātōrēs
Genitive discrīminātōris discrīminātōrum
Dative discrīminātōrī discrīminātōribus
Accusative discrīminātōrem discrīminātōrēs
Ablative discrīminātōre discrīminātōribus
Vocative discrīminātor discrīminātōrēs

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Verb[edit]

discrīminātor

  1. second/third-person singular future passive imperative of discrīminō

References[edit]

  • discriminator”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • discriminator in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • discriminator in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French discriminateur.

Noun[edit]

discriminator n (plural discriminatoare)

  1. discriminator

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