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Parameter

Parameter Pa*ram"e*ter, n. [Pref. para- + -meter: cf. F. param[`e]tre.] 1. (a) (Math.) A term applied to some characteristic magnitude whose value, invariable as long as one and the same function, curve, surface, etc., is considered, serves to distinguish that function, curve, surface, etc., from others of the same kind or family. --Brande & C. (b) Specifically (Conic Sections), in the ellipse and hyperbola, a third proportional to any diameter and its conjugate, or in the parabola, to any abscissa and the corresponding ordinate. Note: The parameter of the principal axis of a conic section is called the latus rectum. 2. (Crystallog.) The ratio of the three crystallographic axes which determines the position of any plane; also, the fundamental axial ratio for a given species.

Parameter Pa*ram"e*ter, n. [Pref. para- + -meter: cf. F. param[`e]tre.] 1. (a) (Math.) A term applied to some characteristic magnitude whose value, invariable as long as one and the same function, curve, surface, etc., is considered, serves to distinguish that function, curve, surface, etc., from others of the same kind or family. --Brande & C. (b) Specifically (Conic Sections), in the ellipse and hyperbola, a third proportional to any diameter and its conjugate, or in the parabola, to any abscissa and the corresponding ordinate. Note: The parameter of the principal axis of a conic section is called the latus rectum. 2. (Crystallog.) The ratio of the three crystallographic axes which determines the position of any plane; also, the fundamental axial ratio for a given species.

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- In statistics, as opposed to its general use in mathematics, a parameter is any quantity of a statistical po****tion that summarizes or describes an aspect...

- languages, TypeParameter is a generic label used in generic programming to reference an unknown data type, data structure, or class. TypeParameter is most frequently...

- to as Lamé's first parameter and Lamé's second parameter, respectively. Other names are sometimes emplo**** for one or both parameters, depending on context...

- Principles and parameters is a framework within generative linguistics in which the syntax of a natural language is described in accordance with general...

- a scale parameter is a special kind of numerical parameter of a parametric family of probability distributions. The larger the scale parameter, the more...

- In computer programming, a parameter or a formal argument is a special kind of variable used in a subroutine to refer to one of the pieces of data provided...

- Look up parameter in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A parameter is a quantity that changes characteristics of a system or a function. Parameter may also...

- similar parameters used in electronic engineering, other examples being: S-parameters, Y-parameters, H-parameters, T-parameters or ABCD-parameters. Z-parameters...

- The S-parameters are members of a family of similar parameters, other examples being: Y-parameters, Z-parameters, H-parameters, T-parameters or ABCD-parameters...

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