Definition of Parametric quantity
1. Noun. A constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves.
Generic synonyms: Constant, Constant Quantity, Invariable
Specialized synonyms: Degree Of Freedom
Derivative terms: Parametric
Lexicographical Neighbors of Parametric Quantity
Literary usage of Parametric quantity
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Treatise on Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1903)
"Instead of dealing with quantities p which are roots of a quadratic equation, we introduce a parametric quantity a ; the quantities C0 and c are regarded as ..."
2. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1902)
"A parametric quantity a is introduced and it is made to vary within regions round the roots of /<,(/>) = 0, each such region round a root being chosen so as ..."
3. Theory of Differential Equations by Andrew Russell Forsyth (1900)
"0,, among which /3 = oo will be considered to be included : and let w' = £ denote any other direction through the point, f being a parametric quantity which ..."