Definitions
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
 transitive v. To describe in terms of parameters.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/ShareAlike License
 v. To describe in terms of parameters.
 v. To rewrite (a database query, etc.) as a template into which parameters can be inserted.
Etymologies
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They often distill a single idea into simplified geometric form that is straightforward to parameterize in Mathematica.

Indeed, we parameterize the circle as (cos (t), sin (t)).

Indeed, we parameterize the circle as (cos(t),sin(t)).

The fact that they parameterize and tweak to get them to produce a noncomical scenario has to mean that they know they are fudging.
On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

All presentation logic even via AJAXified components is coded in plain Java, so you can generalize and parameterize bits of presentation logic using the full power of inheritance, generics, and parameterized function calls.

The climate models parameterize clouds and rainfall over large areas.

In addition, EBMs need to parameterize the surface albedo as a function of surface temperature.
Gerry North's Suggested Reading on Climate Models « Climate Audit

Alarmist scientists parameterize and tune the models to give answers that will inadvertly point to a certain direction and give high numeric values for climate sensitivity.

I initially started the ARCMIP project to see if looking at high resolution regional simulations could help us understand how to better parameterize the physical processes in the arctic like clouds, radiation, boundary layer etc, since the climate models were not doing a fabulous job on these in the arctic.

Anyone have any comments on whether this seems a sensible way to parameterize cloud formation?
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