# parameter meaning

EN [pəˈɹæm.ɪ.tə]
WParameter
• A parameter (from the Ancient Greek παρά, "para", meaning "beside, subsidiary" and μέτρον, "metron", meaning "measure"), in its common meaning, is a characteristic, feature, or measurable factor that can help in defining a particular system.
• ^ "Parameter" in TheFreeDictionary.com. ## Definition of parameter in English Dictionary

• NounPREpara-SUF-meter
1. (mathematics, physics) A variable kept constant during an experiment, calculation or similar.
1. (programming) An input variable of a procedure definition, that gets an actual value (argument) at execution time (formal parameter).
1. Roughly, a tuple of arguments could be thought of as a vector, whereas a tuple of parameters could be thought of as a covector (i.e., linear functional). When a function is called, a parameter tuple becomes "bound" to an argument tuple, allowing the function instance itself to be computed to yield a return value. This would be roughly analogous to applying a covector to a vector (by taking their dot product (or, rather, matrix-product of row vector and column vector)) to obtain a scalar.
2. (programming) An actual value given to such a formal parameter (argument or actual parameter).
1. A characteristic or feature that distinguishes something from others.
1. (geometry) In the ellipse and hyperbola, a third proportional to any diameter and its conjugate, or in the parabola, to any abscissa and the corresponding ordinate.
1. The parameter of the principal axis of a conic section is called the latus rectum.
2. (crystallography) The ratio of the three crystallographic axes which determines the position of any plane.
1. (crystallography) The fundamental axial ratio for a given species.
2. More Examples
1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
• The administration of MUL enhanced the hepatosomatic index of MTX treated rats and brought this parameter back to values very similar to that observed in the control group.
• Given the power under a certain significance level, we can also calculate the noncentrality parameter τ 2 , which indicates the amount of difference that a test could detect.
• The microinertia parameter j was considered 3.5, which implies that the inertial viscosity coefficient is .
2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
• This command accepts additional subcommands as parameters.
• The theraputical failure measured by CD4 response did not agreed with individuals failing by virological parameters.
• This method is selective for the establishment of essential reducing compounds, such as quercetin, kaempferol, and isorhamnetin, and the control of “fingerprint” parameters.
• Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
1. Nouns
• Countable nouns
1. en parameters
2. en parameterize
3. en parameterise
4. en parameterized
5. en parameterised
Source: Wiktionary

## Meaning of parameter for the defined word. Grammatically, this word "parameter" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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