# Parameter

(Redirected from Fixed Parameter)

## References

• (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=parameter
• S: (n) parameter, parametric quantity (a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves)
• S: (n) parameter (any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance)
• S: (n) argument, parameter ((computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program)
• S: (n) parameter (a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data)
• http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/parameter
• Noun
• 1. (mathematics, physics) A variable kept constant during an experiment, calculation or similar.
• 2. (programming) A name in a function or subroutine definition that is replaced by, or bound to, the corresponding actual argument when the function or subroutine is called.
• 3. A characteristic or feature that distinguishes something from others
• Usage notes
• ((programming) actual argument) This is a loose usage. Argument is more correct.
• Synonyms
• argument
• (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parameter_(computer_science)
• In computer programming, a parameter is a variable which takes on the meaning of a corresponding argument passed in a call to a subroutine. ...
• (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parameter
• In mathematics, statistics, and the mathematical sciences, a parameter (G: auxiliary measure) is a quantity that defines certain characteristics ...
• (Wikipedia, 2009) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_parameter
• In computer programming, a parameter is a variable which takes on the meaning of a corresponding argument passed in a call to a subroutine. ...
• http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/formal_parameter
• Noun
• 1. (programming) An abstract representation, typically including a name and a type, of a parameter expected to be passed to a method or function.