Parameter

Pronunciation: /pəˈræ mɪt ər/ ?

A parameter is a value that can be changed.[1] Usually, a parameter determines the form, but not the value of a function. For example, in the equation f(x) = ax, the parameter a determines the slope of the line. However, the value of the function is determined by the variable x.

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  1. parameter. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 2011-01-08). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=parameter&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.

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  • McAdams, David. Variable. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 2009-03-12. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Variable.

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Parameter. 2009-12-23. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/p/parameter.html.

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2009-12-23: Added "References" (McAdams, David.)
2008-10-24: Expanded 'More Information' (McAdams, David.)
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