# Definition:Parameter

## Disambiguation

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**Parameter** may refer to:

- Predicate logic:
- Another term for proper name or constant symbol.

- Descriptive statistics:
- A numerical description of a population, also known as a
**population parameter**.

- A numerical description of a population, also known as a

- Differential equations:
- A parameter of a differential equation is an arbitrary constant arising from the evaluation of a primitive during the course of finding its solution.

## Also see

## Historical Note

The term **parameter** was introduced by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz.