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Synonyms for parameter

a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves

any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance

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(computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program

a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data

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A template class is the description of a set of classes and can have one or more formal parameters, shown in the dashed box in the top right hand corner.
The study is therefore an attempt to ascertain whether purely formal parameters of the verb could motivate the use of the prefix, or whether this type of prefixation was fully independent of the formal factors.
The artist who best found his balance--a taut, energetic bond between the formal parameters of dance and the rhythm of contemporary life--was twenty-seven-year-old Robert Henry Johnson, whose own dancing is as light and insouciant as an angel and as sassy as a bad boy.
The enterprise required of innovative professionals "is not so much the creative spark of genius that invents a new idea," but rather the skill and ego strength which enable them to move beyond the formal parameters of their job, "maneuvering through and around the organization in sometimes risky, unique, and novel ways" (Kanter, 1983, p.
The earliest of the five short videos Bonnie Camplin presented as part of the Tate's "Light Box" series of artist's films and videos was Good Health, 2003, and it set the tone as well as the formal parameters for the rest.
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