# Definitions and Synonyms of *parameter* | Another word for *parameter* | What is *parameter? *

*Definition 1: a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves - [noun denoting cognition]*

*Synonyms for parameter in the sense of this definition*

*(**parameter* is a kind of ...) a quantity that does not vary

*parameter*is a kind of ...) a quantity that does not vary

*(... is a kind of **parameter* ) one of the minimum number of parameters needed to describe the state of a physical system

*parameter*) one of the minimum number of parameters needed to describe the state of a physical system

*Definition 2: a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data - [noun denoting cognition]*

*(**parameter* is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

*parameter*is a kind of ...) the concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable

*Definition 3: (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program - [noun denoting communication]*

*Synonyms for parameter in the sense of this definition*

*(**parameter* is a kind of ...) a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed

*parameter*is a kind of ...) a numerical quantity measured or assigned or computed

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*"the value assigned was 16 milliseconds"*### (*parameter* is a kind of ...) (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored

*(parameter* belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

## Definition 4: any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance - [noun denoting event]

### (*parameter* is a kind of ...) anything that contributes causally to a result

*"a number of factors determined the outcome"*