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See: Population Parameter, Input Parameter, Fixed Parameter, Variable, Function Argument.



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.

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