Definition of discriminant analysis in US English:

discriminant analysis


  • Statistical analysis using a discriminant function to assign data to one of two or more groups.

    • ‘For morphometric analyses, we used multivariate discriminant analysis on landmark data and linear measurements.’
    • ‘Early preferences were statistically imputed for this group, using a well-known statistical technique called discriminant analysis.’
    • ‘In addition to contingency table analysis, discriminant analysis and exploratory factor analysis were applied to analyze the different problems under study.’
    • ‘We considered algorithms based on multivariate discriminant analysis.’
    • ‘Exploratory data analysis, discriminant analysis, and logistic regression all consistently suggest the importance of these characteristics.’