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A constant number which is part of a theory, function, or calculation, whose value is not determined by the form of the theory or equation itself, and may in some cases be arbitrary assigned.
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.
Any constant number which is required to calculate values of observed phenomena according to a theory, but the value of which must be determined by experiment, and cannot be calculated from the fundamental assumptions of the theory. In general, a theory which has a large number of parameters, though it may accurately predict experimental results, is considered as having less explanatory power and as being less esthetically pleasing than a theory with fewer parameters.
A variable used in a calculation within a computer program which must be assigned a value before the calculation can be performed; as, let's plug in the parameters and see what the result is.
A constant defining a particular property of the density function of a variable.
A typed data structure that maintains a history of data values. See also variable.
actual_parameter | formal_parameter, In mathematics this is a "constant variable".
A stored variable used to control ACES function and output. See: ACES User Manual
A parameter is a named value (or possibly a range of values), typically serving to characterize or specify a process, equipment, or a step. For example, deposition processes always have a "thickness" parameter.
A variable in an SQL statement, marked with a parameter marker or question mark (?). Parameters are bound to application variables and their values retrieved when the statement is executed.
1. In general, any quantity of a problem that is not an independent variable. More specifically, the term is often used to distinguish, from dependent variables, quantities that may be more or less arbitrarily assigned values for purposes of the problem at hand. 2. In statistical terminology, any numerical constant derived from a population or a probability distribution. Specifically, it is an arbitrary constant in the mathematical expression of a probability distribution. For example, in the distribution given by f(x) = a[&agr;]e-a[&agr;]x, the constant a[&agr;] is a parameter.
An constant, literal, variable, or an expression used to exchange information between program modules.
(n.) A special type of variable used within shell programs to access values related to the arguments on the command line or the environment in which the program is executed.
A parameter is an additional value that you must provide along with a command. For example, in the Hn command, the letter n stands for a parameter whose value can be either 0 or 1. You type the actual command as either H0 or H1. Most AT commands require at least one parameter, denoted in command descriptions by the letter n. When you enter an AT command, you must substitute a valid parameter value for n. A few commands require a second parameter, denoted by x.
A value used to represent a certain population characteristic. It is often unknown and therefore has to be estimated. For example, the population mean is a parameter that is often used to indicate the expected value of a variable.
1) A constant or variable term in a function that determines a value. 2) In a CNC controller a parameter refers to control function values that cannot be changed by the program. Control parameters are input by the operator at the control.
a variable quantity (if measurable) or quality (if descriptive) which gives a particular property to the object it characterizes. In mathematics and computing, the difference in meaning between a parameter and an argument of a function is that the parameters are part of the function's definition, while arguments are supplied to the function when it is used. natural philosophy
a value which controls the effect of some operation or procedure
an identifier in a procedure declaration that specifies a variable to which a value is passed when the procedure is called. Parameters are local variables.
A descriptor that can take on different values.
A variable which can be measured quantitatively; sometimes, an arbitrary constant; associated with populations. One of the unknown values that determine a model. see also: Statistic
an input or output value associated with calculations in a model or module.
(IEEE) A constant, variable or expression that is used to pass values between software modules. Syn: argument.
A quantity or constant whose value varies with the circumstances of its application.
A material property or instrument variable.
A programming term for a value which is sent to a function. It is also when extra information is sent to a program via the command line. Parity Check : A form of error checking. An extra bit is added to each byte of code. The bit will be added to make the number of "ON" bits even with even parity checking or odd if odd parity checking is used. If the number of "ON" bits in the byte is odd and even parity checking is used, the data has become corrupted.
A variable whose measure is indicative of a quantity or function that cannot itself be precisely determined by direct methods, for example, blood pressure and pulse rate are parameters of heart function
variable that is given a value for a specific program or run. A definable characteristic of an item, device, or system.
a method of providing variable information within a statement
A variable setting for an indicator, such as the lookback period for a moving average, or a rule for a system.
An argument given to a function. When using a function, a parameter is the input. In SpatialWare, a parameter can be a number, a BOOLEAN or an ST_SpatialObject.
Parameters (also called variables) are the specific terms used within the controlled vocabulary of software code. In the case of ConversionRuler.com, the Parameters used in the Query String of your Click- Through URLs are "c1" (for your Category level value), "source" (for Campaign level value) and "kw" (for Segment level value).
a constant whose value determines in part how other interrelated variables are expressed and through which they may then be regarded as being dependent upon one another.
A parameter is the placeholder for an argument that can be changed, passed or returned.
a a set of values (or variables) which can be accepted by a subroutine
a defined slot ("NL Slot"/"NL Return") value that is returned to the grammar with the desired value
a document element which can appear many times in the document, but always has the same value
a formal definition of an input to a function
a function that allows an administrator the ability to alter/modify script variables within the administration panel area
a kind of variable, which value can be specified just before the query execution
a label, similar to a variable, which must be assigned data prior to the query's execution
a letter typed after a command, that tells the command to carry out an extra task
a measurement or value on which something else depends
a model coefficient relating dependent and independent variables
a more flexible way to pass a value to a component than using an attribute of an element
a named dynamic variable that is accessed through a function
a named item which has a value of type Object
a named variable embedded in an MDX query
an argument that is not an option
an argument that is passed to the method by the method that calls it
an element that does not change value, unless some variable's equations overwrite their values
an entity that stores values
a numerical (real-valued) element of a Lsd model that is not changed by its own equation during a simulation
an unbound variable that can be changed, passed or returned
an unknown value, and therefore it has to be estimated
a placeholder for a value in the WHERE clause, and need not be defined until just before the query is executed
a placeholder for a value that you type when the query runs
a procedure that encapsulates a hidden state variable
a property of a model whose initial value is used to create the actual model
a quantity measuring the response of the dependent variable to change in the independent variable, and is usually assumed to remain constant during the period of study
a special function that is used to store a value in the dynamic-environment
a special type of Python attribute extended to have features such as type and range checking, dynamically generated values, documentation strings, default values, etc
a special variable in a program which is used to pass information to and from different programs or routines
a special variable inside the subroutine itself
a specification of an argument used to pass information into or out of an invocation of a behavioral feature
a specified value, which somehow plays a role in the doings of the function's actions
a summary index (Mean, Variance, etc
a text value passed into a batch script or passed from one part of the script to another
a the name of a value that has been passed to a function
a true value of a variable characterizing the universe, e
a user-defined variable that fit will adjust, i
a value passed to a function or procedure that is used to alter its operation or indicate the extent of its operation
a value passed to the command or function
a value that a function expects to be passed to it
a value that gets passed to a procedure
a value that is passed to a subprogram to serve as the basis of its computations
a value that is passed to a subroutine, so that the subroutine can use the value in its computations
a value that is passed to the stylesheet and then can be used inside the stylesheet
a value that is produced by the enclosing compositor
a value that you can pass to a function and use inside the function
a value which is passed to a PHP script, any kind of function or executable
a value which is used with a command to execute a specific function
a value you can configure on the Step Setup dialog box of a step
a variable associated with the components of the model
a variable defined by a method that receives a value when the method is called
a variable from outside of the defined function on which the function will act
a variable piece of text that is pasted in the expanding Macro at predefined positions
a variable that can be set (or reset) by the user (or the System Manager) which affects the way Smart Mailer works
a variable that is an input or an output for an action or a function
a variable that is passed to a function as part of the function call
a variable that is used to add flexibility to handlers or behaviors
a variable that will be used within a function
a variable that you can pass to a function for it to use
a variable to which other variables are related, and these other variables can be obtained by means of parametric equations
a variable whose value can be changed dynamically at run-time, allowing for the interactivity and dynamic reporting nature of JasperDecisions
a variable whose value can be set at runtime (e
a variable with the additional property that its value can be set by the caller of the stylesheet, the template, or the function
an independent variable held constant at a particular level or value while another independent variable is altered or manipulated for a given phase. Later, the same independent variable may be held constant at a different level or value while the phase is repeated. A "parametric" analysis is one where an independent variable is systematically held constant at different levels or values across phases while other independent variables are manipulated within phases.
Value in the command tail that provides additional information for the command. Technically, a parameter is a required element of a command.
A value that is assigned to a variable at the beginning of an operation or before an expression is evaluated by a program. A parameter can be text, a number, or an argument name assigned to another value.
Parameters are used to substitute values into your jobs and job streams. When using a parameter in a job script, the value is substituted at run time. In this case, the parameter must be defined on the workstation where it will be used. Parameters cannot be used when scripting extended agent jobs.
(to a def) ICanCAD supports a limited form of def parameterization, in which a def can advertise that certain properties of a use can be assigned values in the parent def, and expressions using those values can be assigned to parameters of child uses. It is not possible to affect connectivity via ICanCAD parameterization. See the "Passing parameters to schematic defs" section for details.
A value passed to a function by the caller. Also known as argument
A term used in biological sciences to indicate a variable being measured, e.g., glucose.
a value passed as input to a subroutine
A physical property whose value determines the response of an electronic control to given inputs.
A setting whose value can be changed.
a type of variable which places controls or conditions on a process; the user can usually modify the parameters to observe specific results
A quantity used to calibrate or specify a model, such as parameters of a probability model (e.g. mean and standard deviation for a normal distribution). Parameter values are often selected by fitting a model to a calibration data set.
Parameter: A measurable factor relating to several variables, loosely used to mean a thermal spraying variable, spraying condition, spray rate, spray distance, angle, gas pressure, gas flow etc.
(of a function) A variable that is declared in the parameter list of a function and specifies part of the function's calling protocol. Parameters are lexically bound within the function body, and are bound to their initial values when the function is called. Dylan supports required parameters, rest parameters, keyword parameters, and next-method parameters.
An argument to an Operation.
This refers to a value which is given to the program. The Clinic Name configured in your system is a parameter.
A component of a formula. The parameters in a formula must be given numerical values to derive a final tariff from an initial tariff.
A model is a combination of variables, such as GDP growth, and coefficients which multiply these variables. The coefficients are often estimated from the data. The coefficients are called parameters.
A measurable or derived variable representedby the data (e.g. air temperature, snow depth, relative humidity. Source: SPSO.
The name given in a procedure definition to a variable that is passed to the procedure. See “argument.
(1) In Fortran, a symbol that is given a constant value for a specified application. (2) An item in a menu for which the operator specifies a value or for which the system provides a value when the menu is interpreted. (3) A name in a procedure that is used to refer to an argument that is passed to the procedure. (4) A particular piece of information that a system or application program needs to process a request.
A substitution variable consisting of an ampersand followed by a numeral (&1, &2, etc.). You use parameters in a command file and pass values into them through the arguments of the START command.
1. (of a function variable in the definition of a function which takes on the value of a corresponding argument (or of a list of corresponding arguments) to that function when it is called, or which in some cases is given a default value because there is no corresponding argument. 2. (of a format directive) an object received as data flow by a format directive due to a prefix notation within the format string at the format directive's point of use. See Section 22.3 Formatted Output. In "~3,'0D", the number and the character are parameters to the format directive.
A value or option that you specify to a program. A parameter is sometimes called a switch or an argument.
a value that determines the outcome of a query, the parameter places a constraint on the output of the query
A variable, measurable property whose value is a determinant of the characteristics of a system; e.g. temperature, pressure, and density are parameters of the atmosphere.
A constant appearing in a differential equation. For example, dx/ dt = - x, x(0)=. In this case, x() is the dependent variable, the independent variable, a parameter (rate constant), and the initial condition.
When you call a function, you use the name of the function followed by a pair of parentheses. If you have some value(s) to pass to the function, you include them in the parentheses. These values are called parameters. They are treated as local variables within the function.
A variable used to characterize the behavior of an instance of a module. Parameters are defined in the first section of a module, the module interface declarations, and can be specified each time a module is instantiated.
A measurable variable for an indicator.
A value that configures L2. Parameters can be read in from a file when the Model File is read in, or they can be set programmatically. The parameters are CBFS Max Candidates CBFS Max Rank CBFS Search Space" CoverMaxRank Find Candidates Style History Max Truncated Candidates Progress Style Search Style
the way values are passed to a method or procedure
place holder in a function definition into which the value or reference to the actual function argument (during a function call) will be bound (copied). This is a variable name that is local to the function body.
An identifying feature, value, or characteristic. In programming, a parameter represents a boundary or value, which might trigger a function or action.
a variable that is assigned a specific value for a particular purpose or process (or command)
In XSL, a named value that affects the behavior of the processing. DocBook XSL defines dozens of stylesheet parameters, which can be reset to different values from the command line or a customization layer.
Parameters are name-value pairs sent from the client, including form field data, HTTP header information, etc., and encapsulated in a request object. Contrast with attribute. More generally, an argument to a Java method or database prepared command.
A symbol whose value is determined by the arguments that you supply when you invoke a function.
characteristic feature or measure of some aspect of a stock, usually expressed as a numerical value; for example, see natural mortality.
A data input to a method or function is known as a parameter. See: Argument
The value passed into a method between the parenthesis. There are two types of parameters: actual parameters and formal parameters.
A value received by a function.
Variable with a fixed meaning, the behaviour of the program relies on it.
A variable to which a value can be assigned in a specific application. In a routine, a parameter is the placeholder for the argument values passed to the subroutine at runtime.
Modifies the action of a UNIX or GCG command. Some parameters have values, which modify the parameter (for example -BEGin=100), but not all do (for example -BATch). See also unqualified parameter. For more information, see "Using Program Parameters" in Chapter 3, Using Programs.
A data value that is used to trigger, filter, or restrict a process or program.
A numeric value which characterizes a probability distribution. The mean and variance are typical examples. Statistics are used to estimate parameters.
A third variable which and are described in terms of. ( is a frequently used parameter representing time.
See arguments.
(1) In the C and C++ languages, an object declared as part of a function declaration or definition that acquires a value on entry to the function, or an identifier following the macro name in a function-like macro definition. X/Open. (2) Data passed between programs or procedures. IBM.
Parameters are workbook items that enable Discoverer end users to specify dynamic input values that are used to analyze worksheets. Input values are typically used to: provide input to conditions that are used to filter worksheets - for example, when a workbook or worksheet is opened or refreshed, the parameter is used to first ask the worksheet user 'What month do you want to analyze?'. A worksheet user can choose to look at data for the month of January only. provide input to calculations - for example, a worksheet user can enter the value '3' when prompted, which is then used to divide data into three bands using a predefined calculation containing a banding function
The monitoring component of PATROL; run by the PATROL Agent. A parameter periodically uses data collection commands to obtain data on a system resource and then parses, processes, and stores that data on the computer running the PATROL Agent. Parameter data can be accessed from a PATROL Console, PATROLVIEW, or an SNMP console. Parameters have thresholds and can trigger warnings and alarms. If the value returned by the parameter triggers a warning or an alarm, the PATROL Agent notifies the PATROL Console and runs any recovery actions associated with the parameter.
A parameter is simply a value passed to an object or to a function.
A constant, with variable values, used to control a program's behavior.
A configuration value that the user can set in the SM50 configuration database. This value is stored in non-volatile Flash memory. For example: System Float Voltage.
The specification of a variable that can be changed, passed, or returned. A parameter may include a name, type, and direction. Parameters are used for operations, messages, and events. Synonyms: parameter [OMA], formal parameter. Contrast: argument.
A variable that is given a constant value for a specific application.
A value that the computer uses in its decision-making.
Additional information included in a command
n. The identifier in a function definition, function-like macro definition, or function prototype declaration which stands for the actual argument which will be passed. Often emphasized ``formal parameter.'' Compare argument. In the code main() { f(5); return 0; } f(int i) { } the formal parameter of is and the actual argument is . In the fragment extern int g(int apple); int orange = 5; g(orange); the formal parameter of is apple and the actual argument is orange.
The variable in the parenthesized list in a function definition. Also called formal argument.
A numeric or string value that can be changed to modify an expression.
(Paramˆtre) : Variable affected to a command or a program. Characteristic of an element or a system , which can be adapted by the user.
A representation that characterizes a part of a model (e.g. a growth rate), the value of which is determined outside of the model. See: exogenous variable.
The argument used for sending and receiving information to and from functions and procedures.
a variable such as temperature, dissolved oxygen or fish population which can be measured in a survey or sampling procedure
a piece of data that is passed into a program, subroutine, or function call.
variable that dictates the behavior of functions.
A variable name, which is assigned a value. Parameters appear on property pages. Some of the parameters can be changed from the property pages, but many parameters are read-only.
Numerical information used as input to a water quality model or estimated by a water quality model. Also used as a synonym for compound or analyte (i.e., a substance for which chemical, physical or biological test is conducted).
Information passed to a program, command, or function, such as a file specification, a keyword, or a constant value.
A name and value pair identified by the Name and Value attributes of the PARAM element used inside an APPLET element.
A distinguishable value that can be measured and sometimes changed, either indirectly or directly. In pacing, parameter refers to a value that influences the function of the pacemaker, such as mode, base rate, pulse width, pulse amplitude, sensitivity and so on.
One or more objects the client passes to an IDL operation when it invokes the operation. Parameters may be declared as "in" (passed from client to server), "out" (passed from server to client), or "inout" (passed from client to server and then back from server to client).
A variable, set of data, or rule that establishes a precise format for a model. Pareto's Law A law that states that 80% of results come from 20% of the effort.
Input passed to a method for processing. Parameters are a way of allowing the same method to operate on different data without re-specifying the instructions.
A variable; a measurement.
An argument passed to a function, or to a stored procedure, or to a view with parameters. This parameter has a given value type which it must be.
1. A variable assigned to a constant value for a specific purpose or process. 2. A measured value delimiting a process, such as the beginning and ending columns of fields that are being sorted.