# Parametre vs. Parameter: What's the Difference?

Edited by Sumera Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Published on October 12, 2023
"Parametre" is incorrectly spelled. The correct term is "Parameter," a numerical or other measurable factor forming one of a set defining a system or its behavior.

## Which is correct: Parametre or Parameter

How to spell Parameter?

## Key Differences

Remember "meter" as in measurements; parameters measure aspects of systems.
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Think of the term "perimeter" – it ends similarly.
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Avoid the trap of the French spelling, "paramètre."
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Recall related terms like "barometer" and "thermometer."
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Use mnemonic: "A parameter sets the meter for a system."
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## Parametre and Parameter Definitions

#### Parametre

Parametre is an incorrect spelling of Parameter.
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#### Parameter

In medicine, a parameter can refer to a measurable characteristic of a person's health.
Blood pressure is an essential parameter of cardiovascular health.
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#### Parameter

In mathematics, it's an independent variable associated with a particular function.
In the equation, y=ax+b, a and b are parameters.
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#### Parameter

It can indicate the boundaries or limits of a particular thing.
These are the parameters of our study.
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#### Parameter

A constant in an equation that varies in other equations of the same general form, especially such a constant in the equation of a curve or surface that can be varied to represent a family of curves or surfaces.
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#### Parameter

One of a set of independent variables that express the coordinates of a point.
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#### Parameter

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.
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#### Parameter

Usage Problem A factor that restricts what is possible or what results
"all the parameters of shelter—where people will live, what mode of housing they will choose, and how they will pay for it" (New York).
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#### Parameter

A factor that determines a range of variations; a boundary
An experimental school that keeps expanding the parameters of its curriculum.
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#### Parameter

(Statistics) A quantity, such as a mean, that is calculated from data and describes a population.
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#### Parameter

Usage Problem A distinguishing characteristic or feature.
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#### Parameter

A value kept constant during an experiment, equation, calculation, or similar, but varied over other versions of the experiment, equation, calculation, etc.
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#### Parameter

(sciences) A variable that describes some system (material, object, event, etc.) or some aspect thereof.
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#### Parameter

(statistics) Any measured quantity of a statistical population that summarises or describes an aspect of the population.
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#### Parameter

(machine learning) A variable of a model that is trained by a machine learning algorithm.
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#### Parameter

(programming) An input variable of a function definition, that gets an actual value (argument) at execution time.
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#### Parameter

An actual value given to such a formal parameter.
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#### Parameter

A characteristic or feature that distinguishes something from others.
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#### Parameter

(geometry) In the ellipse and hyperbola, a third proportional to any diameter and its conjugate, or in the parabola, to any abscissa and the corresponding ordinate.
The parameter of the principal axis of a conic section is called the latus rectum.
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#### Parameter

(crystallography) The ratio of the three crystallographic axes which determines the position of any plane.
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#### Parameter

(crystallography) The fundamental axial ratio for a given species.
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#### Parameter

A constant number which is part of a theory, function, or calculation, whose value is not determined by the form of the theory or equation itself, and may in some cases be arbitrary assigned.
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#### Parameter

A term applied to some characteristic magnitude whose value, invariable as long as one and the same function, curve, surface, etc., is considered, serves to distinguish that function, curve, surface, etc., from others of the same kind or family.
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#### Parameter

Any constant number which is required to calculate values of observed phenomena according to a theory, but the value of which must be determined by experiment, and cannot be calculated from the fundamental assumptions of the theory. In general, a theory which has a large number of parameters, though it may accurately predict experimental results, is considered as having less explanatory power and as being less esthetically pleasing than a theory with fewer parameters.
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#### Parameter

The ratio of the three crystallographic axes which determines the position of any plane; also, the fundamental axial ratio for a given species.
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#### Parameter

The limits, guidelines, or assumptions from within which an activity is carried out; as, new arrivals need to learn the parameters of the research in our department.
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#### Parameter

A variable used in a calculation within a computer program which must be assigned a value before the calculation can be performed; as, let's plug in the parameters and see what the result is.
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#### Parameter

A characteristic or element, especially one used as a criterion for evaluation or judgment; as, a useful parameter for determining efficiency.
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#### Parameter

A constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves
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#### Parameter

Any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance
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#### Parameter

A quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data
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#### Parameter

A parameter represents a specific characteristic or feature of data or a system.
The parameter for the machine's speed was set at 50 RPM.
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#### Parameter

In computer programming, a parameter is an argument or a reference used in a function.
The function requires three parameters to run correctly.
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## FAQs

#### Why is it called Parameter?

It derives from the Greek "para-" (beside) and "metron" (measure), indicating something measured alongside something else.
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#### What is the verb form of Parameter?

Parameter is a noun; it doesn't have a verb form.
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/pəˈræm.ɪ.tər/
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"Parameters."
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Noun.
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#### What is the root word of Parameter?

"Meter" from the Greek "metron" meaning measure.
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"Parameter."
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#### Which conjunction is used with Parameter?

Any, like "and" or "or," depending on context.
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#### Which vowel is used before Parameter?

"A," as in "a parameter."
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#### Which article is used with Parameter?

"The," as in "the parameter is set."
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#### Which preposition is used with Parameter?

"Of," as in "parameter of the system."
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#### Is Parameter an abstract noun?

Yes, it represents a concept.
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#### Is the Parameter term a metaphor?

No, but it can be used metaphorically in some contexts.
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No.
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Pa-ram-e-ter.
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Neutral.
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Noun.
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#### What is the opposite of Parameter?

There isn't a direct opposite, but "variable" might be contextually opposite in some cases.
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#### What is the first form of Parameter?

N/A, as "parameter" is a noun.
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Yes.
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#### Which determiner is used with Parameter?

"This," "that," or "each" can be used.
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N/A.
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#### Is Parameter a vowel or consonant?

"Parameter" is a word that contains both vowels and consonants.
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"Ram."
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Criterion.
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N/A.
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#### How is Parameter used in a sentence?

"The temperature is a crucial parameter to consider when baking bread."
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No.
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No.
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Four syllables.
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