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[puh-ram-i-tuh-rahyz] /pəˈræm ɪ təˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), parameterized, parameterizing.
1.
to describe (a phenomenon, problem, curve, surface, etc.) by the use of parameters.
Also, parametrize; especially British, parameterise.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; parameter + -ize
Related forms
parameterization, noun
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Examples for parameterize
  • Sturgeon response information is being used to parameterize models predicting future population trends.
  • Results from these experiments will parameterize models of disease dynamics under alternative climate scenarios.
  • Two models resolve the size distributions of cloud particles, and the others parameterize cloud water sedimentation and drizzle.

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