parameterize

[ puh-ram-i-tuh-rahyz ]
/ pəˈræm ɪ təˌraɪz /

verb (used with object), pa·ram·e·ter·ized, pa·ram·e·ter·iz·ing.

to describe (a phenomenon, problem, curve, surface, etc.) by the use of parameters.

Nearby words

  1. paramedical,
  2. paramenia,
  3. parament,
  4. paramesonephric duct,
  5. parameter,
  6. parametric,
  7. parametric amplifier,
  8. parametric equalizer,
  9. parametric equation,
  10. parametric equations

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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