# Definition of conversion factor in English:

## conversion factor

### noun

• 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.’
• ‘Where results were published per unit of wet tissue weight, we applied a conversion factor of 6.0.’
• ‘What is the equivalent speed in mph using the conversion factor of 1.6093 km per mile?’
• ‘The credit conversion factor will be 100 per cent.’
• ‘The rule contains an updated conversion factor for 2002 of \$36.19, which is 5.4 percent lower than the current conversion factor.’
• 2Economics
The manufacturing cost of a product relative to the cost of raw materials.

• ‘Conversion factors can be calculated and used when testing the economic viability of a project.’
• ‘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.’
• ‘We've got to optimize the conversion factor from design to the final product.’