### Parameter

A numerical descriptive measure used in statistics, economics and modelling where it refers to a variable. Coefficients that control model process rates but do not change in the run of a model.

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(Learning Modules / Mathematics / Modelling projectiles) Input variable or constant.

A characteristic of a population (e.g. the mean age of all nurses studying the MSc in Nursing by distance learning with the RCN Institute)

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as the most fundamental object being considered, then defining functions with fewer variables from the main one by means of currying. Sometimes it is useful to consider all functions with certain parameters as parametric family, i.e. as an indexed family of functions. Examples from probability theory are given further below. ===Parametric equation...

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• (n.) The ratio of the three crystallographic axes which determines the position of any plane; also, the fundamental axial ratio for a given species. • (n.) 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 ordinat...

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(1) A statistical parameter is a numerical characteristic about the population of interest (Freedman et al. 1970:301); (2) A model parameter is a numerical quantity that mediates the relationships between variables in a model (Starfield and Bleloch 1980:4).

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(1) A statistical parameter is a numerical characteristic about the population of interest (Freedman et al. 1978301); (2) A model parameter is a numerical quantity that mediates the relationships between variables in a model (Starfield and Bleloch 19864).

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(pә-ram´ә-tәr) in a mathematical expression, a constant that distinguishes specific cases, having a definite fixed value in one case but different values in other cases. in statistics, a value that specifies one of the members of a family of probability distributions, such as the mean or ...

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(para- + meter) a variable whose measure is indicative of a quantity or function that cannot itself be precisely determined by direct methods; e.g., blood pressure and pulse rate are parameters of cardiovascular function, and the level of glucose in blood and urine is a parameter of carbohydrate metabolism.

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1) A term used loosely by many meteorologists for almost any meteorological quantity or element. 2) An arbitrary constant or variable so appearing in a mathematical expression that changing it gives various cases of the phenomenon represented.

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parametric quantity *noun* a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves

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*[computer programming]* In computer programming, a parameter is a special kind of variable, used in a subroutine to refer to one of the pieces of data provided as input to the subroutine.{efn|1=In this article, the term `subroutine` refers to any subroutine-like construct, which have different names and slightly different meanings depending ...

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**Pa·ram'e·ter** * noun* [ Prefix

* para-* +

* -meter* : confer French

* paramètre* .]

** 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 t...

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A coefficient or value for the population that corresponds to a particular statistic from a sample and is often inferred from the sample.

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A constant in a mathematical program, not subject to choice in the decision problem, but one that could vary outside the control of the decisions. Examples are supplies, demands, loss factors, exponents and coefficients in polynomial functions (of the decision variables). Not all coefficients are parameters, as many are zero by the logic of the mo....

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a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied

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a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied

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A measurable or derived variable representedby the data (e.g. air temperature, snow depth, relative humidity.

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A MIDI value seen in the envelope of a particular instrument that alters the integrity of the sound itself. Common parameters include pitch bend, sustain, volume, and reverb

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A MIDI value seen in the envelope of a particular instrument that alters the integrity of the sound itself. Common parameters include pitch bend, sustain, volume, and reverb. A variable value that affects some aspect of a device's performance. Characteristic elements of a sound that are usually programmable in a synthesizer or other MIDI device.

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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.

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A model is a combination of variables, such as GDP growth, and coefficients which multiply these var

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A quantity that is fixed for the case in question, but may vary in other cases.

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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.

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A statistical parameter is a numerical characteristic about the population of interest (Freedman et al. 1978:301); (2) A model parameter is a numerical quantity that mediates the relationships between variables in a model (Starfield and Bleloch 1986:4).

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