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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Param \Par"am\, n. (Chem.)
     A white crystalline nitrogenous substance ({C2H4N4); --
     called also dicyandiamide.
     [1913 Webster]

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

   /p@?ram'/, n.
      [common] Shorthand for parameter. See also parm; compare arg, var.

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

  formal argument
      (Or "parameter") 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.  In many languages formal arguments
     behave like local variables which get initialised on entry.
     See: argument.

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