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parameter

Synonyms of parameter in English:

noun

  • 1 the parameters of the debate
    framework, variable, limit, boundary, limitation, restriction, criterion, guideline
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    parameter

    Parameter is a technical term for a variable or an arbitrary constant that appears in a mathematical equation—its value restricts or determines the specific form of the numerical expression. Lazily equating it with perimeter, the otherwise lexically correct deploy it to mean 'boundary' or 'limit,' as in, I'm checking out the parameters of the debate. Stick with perimeters, or, in this example, boundaries or terms.
    Jean Strouse
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