discriminant function

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discriminant function

[di¦skrim·ə·nənt ′fəŋk·shən]
(statistics)
A linear combination of a set of variables that will classify events or items for which the variables are measured with the smallest possible proportion of misclassifications.
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The severity of alcoholic hepatitis may be measured using Maddrey's discriminant function (DF).