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