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safety factor

noun Unabridged
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  • That's the safety factor--if an individual does fall, he or she will only travel about six inches before being grabbed.
  • One of the reasons for the high cost of human spaceflight is the safety factor.
  • Hoist supports should have an adequate safety factor for maximum loads to be lifted.
  • First a safety factor must be applied to the entire maximum allowable headworks loadings.
  • These inquirers have asked if there is some practical method of computing the safety factor charge that would be acceptable.
British Dictionary definitions for safety factor

safety factor

another name for factor of safety
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