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quantity relating to entire statistical set a quantity that is numerically characteristic of a whole model or population

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Definitions of ’parameter’ and meaning of ’parameter’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’parameter’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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