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  • adj. of, relating to, or defined using parameters

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Situated or occurring near the uterus.
  • Pertaining to a parameter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or in terms of a parameter


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  • The tables, expressed through a process known as "parametric modeling" after the set of initial parameters established within the software, have a progressively diminishing set of voxels, as if their resolution were increasing and they were coming into sharper focus; it's a process Laarman compares to the historical pixel evolution of the Super Mario character from video games: from crude, blocky abstraction to crisp high-res rendering.

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  • Some states are also trying what Mitchell calls "parametric changes" - changes in the parameters of who qualifies for specific benefits.

  • That kind of thing would only be possible when this technology, called parametric synthesis, is onstream.


  • Peter Morville, one of the largest breakthroughs in web design and search over the past decade, faceted navigation (also called parametric search, if the user is required to execute the search after selecting options) is a boon to users.

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  • IT meaning ACA is most definitely a BIM solution, BIM as defined by the AIA does NOT have to be parametric, which is really the only major difference between ACA and Revit.

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  • It's only a tougher test if you are able to make precisely the kind of parametric assumptions that extreme-bounds analysis doesn't make.

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  • E-commerce-Specific Search: Google Commerce offers a variety of features that are optimized for retail and product search, such as parametric search, sorting of results, spell checker, stemming, and synonym suggestion, which in some way or another let users to refine and target their searches.

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  • This is called parametric resonance, and for the case of the inflaton’s decay into matter, the whole process is referred to as preheating.

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  • Updated the "parametric" example to also illustrate the use of parametric categories.

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  • The report identifies several steps NASA should take to improve its cost-estimate process, including strengthening its ability to conduct "parametric" cost estimates. - latest science and technology news stories


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