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### Patty Inglish says

Perimeter is the complete outside edge of a plane geometry shape or a property lot, etc.; a parameter is any one of these definitions: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paramete...

### Kevin Languedoc says

perimeter: This is the sum of all the sides of an object like a fenced in yard

parameter: This is a value that you send to a computer program or a mathematical equation. Example: Notepad.exe c:\somefile.txt

Notepad.exe is a program in Windows to open text files

c:\somefile.txt is a parameter you are providing to the program

### Research Analyst says

the calculation of a perimeter can be done on a triangle, rectangle, circle or formula

whereas a parameter has to do with statistics and variables such as in the analysis of a population

### john.jackson says

perimeter and parameter are completely different. Perimeter refers to the total length of the outside edge of a shape or just simply referring to the outside edge of an area. Parameter has a number of definitions, ranging from computers to areas that something is allowed to operate under