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English noun: parameter

1. parameter (cognition) a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves

Synonymsparametric quantity

Broader (hypernym)constant, constant quantity, invariable

Narrower (hyponym)degree of freedom

2. parameter (event) any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance

Broader (hypernym)factor

3. parameter (communication) (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program


Broader (hypernym)address, computer address, reference, value

Domain categorycomputer science, computing

4. parameter (cognition) a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data

Broader (hypernym)quantity

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