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.

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Also parametrize; especially British, pa·ram·e·ter·ise .

Origin of parameterize

First recorded in 1935–40; parameter + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM parameterize

pa·ram·e·ter·i·za·tion, noun
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