Definition of Discriminative

1. Adjective. Capable of making fine distinctions.

Exact synonyms: Discriminatory
Similar to: Discriminating
Derivative terms: Discriminate, Discriminate, Discriminate, Discriminate



2. Adjective. Expressing careful judgment. "A biography ...appreciative and yet judicial in purpose"
Exact synonyms: Judicial
Similar to: Critical
Derivative terms: Judge

Definition of Discriminative

1. a. Marking a difference; distinguishing; distinctive; characteristic.

Definition of Discriminative

1. Adjective. which has the ability to discriminate between things; or which imparts such ability ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of an element, feature, attribute, etc.) which serves to distinguish its bearer ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discriminative

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discriminative

discriminant analysis
discriminant function
discriminant stimulus
discriminantly
discriminants
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discriminately
discriminateness
discriminates
discriminating
discriminatingly
discrimination
discrimination learning
discriminations
discriminative (current term)
discriminative stimulus
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discrown
discrowned
discrowning
discrowns
discs
discubitory
disculpate

Literary usage of Discriminative

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1. A Scale of performance tests by Rudolf Pintner, Donald Gildersleeve Paterson (1917)
"Three possible principles that might be formulated at present may be designated as follows: (1) points allotted according to the discriminative capacity of ..."

2. The Law of Interstate Commerce and Its Federal Regulation by Frederick Newton Judson (1905)
"The question in such cases is whether or not the rate is reasonable and not unjustly discriminative. In 10 ICCR 412, it was ruled that the minimum charge ..."

3. Colonial Liquor Laws: Part II. of "Liquor Laws of the United States; Their by Gallus Thomann (1893)
"The discriminative character alluded to was very strongly marked in an act ... The objects of this discriminative act, which was to remain in force for two ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Carriers: As Administered in the Courts of the by Robert Hutchinson, Jacob Scott Matthews, William Frederick Dickinson (1906)
"Effect of second section on discriminative interstate contracts. ... Being unlawful, a provision in one for a discriminative rate is utterly void between ..."

5. The Human Mind: A Text-book of Psychology by James Sully (1892)
"Varieties of discriminative Problem. The comparing of two presentations in order to detect ... This form of the discriminative problem is a very common one; ..."

6. Memoirs of the court of England during the reign of the Stuarts, including by John Heneage Jesse (1855)
"James's Pride in his discriminative Powers—His Discernment in examining the ... JAMES prided himself highly on his discriminative powers, especially in nice ..."

7. Principles of mental physiology: With Their Applications to the Training and by William Benjamin Carpenter (1881)
"It is to the habitual direction of the Attention to some particular kind of Sense-impressions, that we are to attribute the increase in discriminative power ..."

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