One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An arithmetical multiplier for converting a quantity expressed in one set of units into an equivalent expressed in another.
- ‘The height of a pile of corn 60.8 feet in diameter can be estimated by multiplying the diameter by the height conversion factor from Table 1.’
- ‘The rule contains an updated conversion factor for 2002 of $36.19, which is 5.4 percent lower than the current conversion factor.’
- ‘The credit conversion factor will be 100 per cent.’
- ‘What is the equivalent speed in mph using the conversion factor of 1.6093 km per mile?’
- ‘Where results were published per unit of wet tissue weight, we applied a conversion factor of 6.0.’
The manufacturing cost of a product relative to the cost of raw materials.
- ‘We've got to optimize the conversion factor from design to the final product.’
- ‘If the same conversion factor is still applied but the time unit interval is reduced (e.g., to 12 minutes), then the group can increase both billings and revenue for all cases.’
- ‘Conversion factors can be calculated and used when testing the economic viability of a project.’
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