## 'parameters'Overview of noun parameter1. parameter, parametric quantity -- (a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves) 2. parameter -- (any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance) 3. argument, parameter -- ((computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program) 4. parameter -- (a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data) Made possible by Princeton University "About WordNet." WordNet. Princeton University. 2010. http://wordnet.princeton.edu |