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parameter

pa·ram·e·ter

parameter

 
 
pronunciation:
p rae mih tr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: any of a set of specifications or limits, the value or variations of which determine the form or behavior of something.
The ruling redefined the parameters of freedom of speech.
 
definition 2: (informal) a boundary or limit.
The children's parents set parameters with respect to when they could watch television.
definition 3: a constant or variable term in a mathematical expression that restricts or determines the form of that expression.
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derivations: parametric (adj.), parametrical (adj.)
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