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 for parameter
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  parameter
      n 1: a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to
           yield a family of similar curves [syn: parameter,
           parametric quantity]
      2: any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits)
         its performance
      3: (computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a
         function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program [syn:
         argument, parameter]
      4: 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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