from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that discriminates.
  • n. Electronics A device that converts a property of an input signal, such as frequency or phase, into an amplitude variation, depending on how the signal differs from a standard or reference signal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who discriminates or differentiates
  • n. 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
  • n. A feature of the seller's offering that: 1) differs from a competitor's offering and 2) is important to this buyer

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who discriminates.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who discriminates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who (or that which) differentiates


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