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 for parm
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  parm
   /parm/, n.
  
      Further-compressed form of param. This term is an IBMism, and written use
      is almost unknown outside IBM shops; spoken /parm/ is more widely
      distributed, but the synonym arg is favored among hackers. Compare arg,
      var.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  parm
  
     /parm/ Further-compressed form of param.  This term is an
     IBMism, and written use is almost unknown outside IBM shops;
     spoken /parm/ is more widely distributed, but the synonym
     arg is favoured among hackers.  Compare var.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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