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factor safety
factor of safety
^{}
noun
the ratio of the maximum
stress
that a structural part or other piece of material can withstand to the maximum stress estimated for it in the use for
which
it is designed.
Also called
safety factor.
Origin:
1855–60
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factor of safety
—
n
Also called:
safety factor
the ratio of the breaking stress of a material or structure to the calculated maximum stress when in use
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