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parameterize

[puh-ram-i-tuh-rahyz]
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verb (used with object), pa·ram·e·ter·ized, pa·ram·e·ter·iz·ing.
  1. to describe (a phenomenon, problem, curve, surface, etc.) by the use of parameters.
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Also parametrize; especially British, pa·ram·e·ter·ise.

Origin of parameterize

First recorded in 1935–40; parameter + -ize
Related formspa·ram·e·ter·i·za·tion, noun
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