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Synonyms for parameter

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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Template classes are graphically represented as a normal class with a small dashed rectangle on the upper right-hand corner of the rectangle for the class, The dashed rectangle contains a parameter list of formal parameters for the class.
Similarly, analyses that represent the invisible objects (objects not lexically visible in the current procedure) aliased to a formal parameter (because their address is passed as the corresponding actual parameter) as a single object(17) may report fewer objects.
where GV is the set of global variables; LV(p) is the set of variables local to procedure p; and PV(p) is the set of formal parameters of p.
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 savvy and fluent diction of this pleasurable poem fits oddly into the formal parameters of a ballade, and yet the fit turns out to be perfect, as "Disorder" rings changes on meanings and a "recurring episode" deftly does double duty as a refrain.
Following a consideration of a number of key literatures bearing on the question of cosmopolitanism (internationalism, globalization, transnationalism and post-nationalism), Delanty reports that there would seem to be an emerging consensus that citizenship is more and more shaped by forces beyond the formal parameters of states.
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 compiler automatically checks the actual calling parameters against the called procedure formal parameters and flags any mismatches.
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