NounParameter (plural Parameters)
- (mathematics, physics) A variable kept constant during an experiment, calculation or similar.
- (programming) A name in a function or subroutine definition that is replaced by, or bound to, the corresponding actual argument when the function or subroutine is called.
- (programming) The value which is passed into the function to instantiate such a name; the argument.
- A characteristic or feature that distinguishes something from others
Synonyms for Parameter
- (value passed to a function): argument
- (characteristic distinguishing something from others): distinguishing feature
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- (the value used to instantiate the name): Some authors regard use of parameter to mean argument as imprecise, preferring that parameter refers only to the name that will be instantiated, and argument to refer to the value that will be used to instantiate it at runtime.