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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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6) With regard to the formal parameters of the verb, he points out that the prefix was retained longest in the imperative, subjunctive, and after some auxiliary verbs.
To sum up, the analysis of the formal parameters of the prefixed infinitives shows that the use of the prefix with verbs in this form seems not to be determined by any of these.
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.
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.
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