positional parameter

positional parameter

[pə′zish·ən·əl pə′ram·əd·ər]
(computer science)
One of a number of parameters in a group, whose significance is determined by its position within the group.
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Usually [gamma] and [delta] correspond to trend parameters, [xi] is a positional parameter and finally [lambda] corresponds to a scaling parameter.
A 1997 Federal Aviation Regulation mandates an increase to the number of positional parameters that must be recorded on aircraft operated or registered in the United States.