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Definition of the adjective discriminative

What does discriminative mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. capable of making fine distinctions
  2. expressing careful judgment
    • example: discriminative censure
    • synonym of discriminative: judicial
    • similar: critical

Alternative definition of the adjective discriminative


  1. which has the ability to discriminate between things; or which imparts such ability
  2. [context: of an element, feature, attribute, etc.] which serves to distinguish its bearer

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Machine Learning (2011)

by Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

provides an early examination of the generative/discriminative distinction. Efron performs an empirical comparison of the eciency of the generative linear discriminant analysis (LDA) and discriminative ...

Google previewDictionary Learning in Visual Computing (2015)

by Qiang Zhang, Baoxin Li

To thisend, manyvariantshave beenproposed,which aims at introducing some discriminative power to the learned dictionary. Depending on the way of introducing the discriminative power, we divide these variants into the following categories: ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

Discriminative is a much less common ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology (2016)

by Harold L. Miller, Jr.

of the stimulus is the discriminative stimulus. For example, a pedestrian's behavior of walking across a busy intersection could be controlled by the presence of a “walk” signal, the ...

Google previewDictionary of Computer Vision and Image Processing (2013)

by Robert B. Fisher, Toby P. Breckon, Kenneth Dawson-Howe, Andrew Fitzgibbon, Craig Robertson, Emanuele Trucco, Christopher K. I. Williams

discriminative graphical model: A probabilistic modeling framework for specifying a...

discriminative model:A machine learning representation that models the dependence ofan unobserved ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

See also: discrimination; drug discrimination discriminative stimulus A STIMULUS that allows an animal to respond ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1906)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes

It is further evident that, by means 0 this “Unterschiedsschwelle,” it is ossible to compare the discriminative sensibility of ifi'erent individuals, or of different senses , or (as in the case of the skin) of different parts of the same sense organ : the ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1991)

by Stuart Sutherland

the organism must discriminate between two or more stimuli in order to make the right response; some but not all experiments of this kind are run to test the animal's discriminative capacities. discriminative response. A response made to one of ...

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Scrabble value of D2I1S1C3R1I1M3I1N1A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 14-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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