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One entry found for parameter.
Main Entry: pa·ram·e·ter
Pronunciation: pschwa-primarystressram-schwat-schwar
Function: noun
1 : an independent variable used to express the coordinates of a point <if the coordinates (x, y) of a point are given by the functions x = f(t) and y = g(t) then the parameter is the variable t>
2 : any of a set of properties whose values determine the characteristics or behavior of something <parameters of the atmosphere such as temperature, pressure, and density>
- para·met·ric /secondarystresspar-schwa-primarystressme-trik/ adjective

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