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parameter

puh ra muh ter

  • n  a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves
  • n  any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance
  • n  (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
  • n  a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data

  • Soon, instead of speculating about the possible environmental impact of, say, the Kyoto accord, policymakers will be able to plug its parameters into the virtual Earth, then skip .
  • In 1987, he applied for and was given permission to use the machine, and remotely from his Ann Arbor, Michigan, location he set the parameters and ran his program.
  • Drop-down menus allow you to set some search parameters, such as business type and location; run a News search for recent articles, Business search for facts and figures, or a Web .
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  • Terry Francona in Boston Globe
    I don't know that we have a parameter yet,Francona said. "When we know the severity of it, then we'll have some parameters. I think anybody that's been around Dustin would bet on him being quicker than anybody humanly possible healing. But...
  • Nelson Chamisa in International Herald Tribune
    It is not admissible as a parameter guiding the engagement,Chamisa added.
  • Ignacio Bunye in GMA news.tv
    The point here is that the number one concern is to find out where the funds came from and how it was disbursed. So I think given that parameter, the PACG would be able to conduct its investigation,Bunye said.

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