parameterize

[puh-ram-i-tuh-rahyz]
verb (used with object), parameterized, parameterizing.
to describe (a phenomenon, problem, curve, surface, etc.) by the use of parameters.
Also, parametrize; especially British, parameterise.


Origin:
1935–40; parameter + -ize

parameterization, noun
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