V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a limit or guideline that establishes or limits how something can happen or be done; 2. a measurable quantity, characteristic, or defining element

Synonyms: limit, limitation, guideline, boundary, element, constraint, restriction, factor, consideration


Tips: Parameter is derived from Greek para-, "beside, subsidiary" and metron, "measure." The idea is that parameters are defining elements--guidelines that limit what you can and can not do.

Usage Examples:

The application form defined the parameters of the contest. (guidelines, restrictions)

The builder provided his architect with only a few parameters for designing the building, because he didn't want to limit his architect's creativity. (guidelines, considerations, boundaries)

The researchers must keep within the parameters of the experiment. (boundaries, limits)

The corporate headquarters provides parameters for how we should manage our office. (guidelines, limits)

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