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adhesive factor

noun, Railroads.

factor of adhesion

noun, Railroads.
1.
the ratio of the force that can be exerted on driving wheels with full traction to the weight on the driving wheels, usually expressed as a percentage.
Also called adhesion, adhesive factor.
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