Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “parameter”

parameter

noun [C usually plural]     /pəˈræm.ɪ.tər/ US  /-ə.t̬ɚ/
a set of facts or a fixed limit that establishes or limits how something can or must happen or be done: The researchers must keep within the parameters of the experiment. The central office sets/establishes the parameters that guide policy at the local level.Range and limits
(Definition of parameter noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of parameter

Definitions of “parameter” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More