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Meaning of “parameter” in the English Dictionary

"parameter" in British English

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parameternoun [C usually plural]

uk   /pəˈræm.ɪ.tər/  us   /-ə.t̬ɚ/
a set of ​facts or a ​fixedlimit that ​establishes or ​limits how something can or must ​happen or be done: The researchers must ​keep within the parameters of the ​experiment. The ​centraloffice sets/​establishes the parameters that ​guidepolicy at the ​locallevel.
(Definition of parameter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"parameter" in American English

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parameternoun [C usually pl]

 us   /pəˈræm·ɪ·t̬ər/
a ​fixedlimit that ​establishes how something should be done: Aspin outlined the parameters of the ​debate between ​Congress and the ​Pentagon.
(Definition of parameter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"parameter" in Business English

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parameternoun [C usually plural]

uk   us   /pəˈræmɪtər/
a set of facts which describes and puts ​limits on how something should ​happen or be done: The ​reportdefines the parameters of best ​practice at a ​strategic, ​operational, and ​processlevel within an ​organization.within the parameters of sth We must ​work within the parameters of the ​law.parameters for/around sth The parameters for ​establishing the ​fund are vague.broad/clear/general paramaters Policies ​createclear parameters and make it easier to ​manage everyday ​businesslife.define/establish/set parameters It is important to set paramaters for ​workinghours that are reasonably ​flexible.performance/price/risk parameters The ​company has been ​asked to explain the ​performance parameters of their ​scheme.financial/investment parameters The new ​investment parameters of the ​investmentfund will ​allowinvestors to rebalance their ​portfolios.
(Definition of parameter from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “parameter”
in Chinese (Simplified) 限定因素, 界限, 范围…
in Turkish sınırlayıcı unsurlar…
in Russian параметр, критерий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 決定因素, 界限, 範圍…
in Polish parametr…
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