Meaning of PARAMETER in English

PARAMETER

noun see: measure Date: 1852 1. an arbitrary constant whose value characterizes a member of a system (as a family of curves), an independent variable used to express the coordinates of a variable point and functions of them, any of a set of physical properties whose values determine the characteristics or behavior of something , something represented by a ~ ; a characteristic element, limit , boundary , parametric adjective parametrically adverb

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