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In general, any quantity of a problem that is not an
More specifically, the term is often used to distinguish, from
, quantities that may be more or less arbitrarily assigned values for purposes of the problem at hand.
terminology, any numerical constant derived from a
Specifically, it is an arbitrary constant in the mathematical expression of a probability distribution. For example, in the distribution given by
the constant α is a parameter.
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