# Parametric

Parametric may refer to:

## Maths

• Parametric equation, a representation of a curve through equations, as functions of a variable called parameter
• Parametric statistics, a branch of statistics that assumes that the data has come from a type of probability distribution
• Parametric derivative, a derivative in calculus an independent and a dependent variables depend on an independent third variable
• Parametric model, a family of distributions that can be described using a finite number of parameters
• Parametric oscillator, a harmonic oscillator whose parameters oscillate in time
• Parametric surface, a particular type of surface in the Euclidean space R3
• Parametric family, a family of objects whose definitions depend on a set of parameters

## Other uses

• Parametric determinism, a Marxist interpretation of the course of history
• Parametric equalizer, a multi-band variable equalizer which allow users to control amplitude, center frequency and bandwidth
• Parametric array, a nonlinear transduction mechanism that generates narrow, nearly side lobe-free beams of low frequency sound