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Definition a fixed limit that establishes how something should be done
  • I enjoy writing for the paper, but I wish my work wasn't bound by such tight parameters.
  • The climate model is supposed to let us plug in selected parameters and see the impact on sea level in future decades.
  • And now, I know that many of you have been waiting for the parameters of the auction itself.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • A delicate balance had to be found in the telling, parameters established as to time and the general's immediate contributions.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • A computer whose merest operational parameters I am not worthy to calculate—and yet I will design it for you.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • I'll add a proximity parameter and remove the title weighting.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The Director had personally dictated the simulation's parameters, and Max had no idea what they would be.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • That something is the theoretical framework, the parameters within which the laws of energy must operate.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • As we mentioned before, the goal of the real-life sort is to see if you can sort real people and situations within certain parameters.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Whether it be the distance between bases or from the mound to home plate, limits and parameters are well-defined.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • Yes, Peter, I want you to change the testing parameters.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Let's benchmark the parameters: Yes, I will die.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • This asset will be damaged if this data goes beyond the parameters of this investigation.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • I had to find an approach, figure out if we could land there, figure out the performance parameters, and tell the company what we were doing.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • I know you've been given the general parameters of the mission, but let me add a few details.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • It was a whole world, the mall, enclosed and safe, parameters neatly marked.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • It's called Eating and Drinking: Basic Parameters.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • I have deduced that there is a relationship between these two masses that must be within certain parameters.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Well, God's not stupid; He sets parameters.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • "This method of orbital smelting is outside my experiential parameters," the ship replied.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die

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