Synonyms for hubble-parameter

1. Hubble parameter (n.)

(cosmology) the ratio of the speed of recession of a galaxy (due to the expansion of the universe) to its distance from the observer; the Hubble constant is not actually a constant, but is regarded as measuring the expansion rate today

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2. hubble-bubble (n.)

an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water

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3. parameter (n.)

a constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves

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4. parameter (n.)

any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance

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5. parameter (n.)

(computer science) a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program

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6. parameter (n.)

a quantity (such as the mean or variance) that characterizes a statistical population and that can be estimated by calculations from sample data

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7. Hubble (n.)

United States astronomer who discovered that (as the universe expands) the speed with which nebulae recede increases with their distance from the observer (1889-1953)

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