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Parameter   /pərˈæmətər/   Listen
Parameter

noun
1.
A constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves.  Synonym: parametric quantity.
2.
Any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance.
3.
(computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program.  Synonym: argument.
4.
A quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data.



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