In my mind, the parameters you can set and monitor in the best way is to do it in the safety net of a competition.
I think how you think of yourself and what your parameters are as a human being really come into focus at that period of time.
It succeeds within its own parameters, but it never administers the maximum-voltage jolt of genuine surprise.
Within these parameters, it leaves only a handful of GOP senators available to draw the short straw.
He was ultimately willing to work within the parameters of fiction, but still make it as accurate as it could be.
We can affect some of its parameters, but not its global behavior.
It ought then to be possible to express them all in terms of three parameters.
The first distinction regards the number of these parameters.
The ratio a : c of the parameters, or the axial ratio, is characteristic of all the crystals of the same substance.
Each communication is framed in a context constituting its parameters of pre-understanding.
1650s in geometry, from Modern Latin parameter (1630s), from Greek para- "beside, subsidiary" (see para- (1)) + metron "measure" (see meter (n.2)).
A geometry term until 1920s when it yielded sense of "measurable factor which helps to define a particular system" (1927). Common modern meaning (influenced by perimeter) of "boundary, limit, characteristic factor" is from 1950s. Related: Parametric.
parameter pa·ram·e·ter (pə-rām'ĭ-tər)
n.
One of a set of measurable factors, such as temperature and pressure, that define a system and determine its behavior and are varied in an experiment.
A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary.
A statistical quantity, such as a mean or standard deviation of a total population, that is calculated from data and describes a characteristic of the population as opposed to a sample from the population.
A psychoanalytic tactic, other than interpretation, used by the analyst to further the patient's progress.
A factor that restricts what is possible or what results. Not in technical use.
A distinguishing characteristic or feature. Not in technical use.
A quantity or number on which some other quantity or number depends. An informal example is, “Depending on the traffic, it takes me between twenty minutes and an hour to drive to work”; here, “traffic” is the parameter that determines the time it takes to get to work. In statistics, a parameter is an unknown characteristic of a population — for example, the number of women in a particular precinct who will vote Democratic.
Note: The term is often mistakenly used to refer to the limits of possible values a variable can have because of confusion with the word perimeter.