Definition of form factor in English:

form factor

Syllabification: form fac·tor

noun

1A mathematical factor that compensates for irregularity in the shape of an object, usually the ratio between its volume and that of a regular object of the same breadth and height.
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  • If the particle form factors are known, an experimental average structure factor can be extracted by dividing the intensity by the average form factor.
  • The theoretic Bessel function is characterized by an infinite number of oscillations and corresponds to the model form factor of infinitely long and thin hollow columns.
  • In salt-containing and dilute solutions, the form factor can be directly deduced from measurements and the conformation adopted by the molecule clearly identified.
1.1The physical size and shape of a piece of computer hardware.
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  • A standard form factor for graphics hardware would give a company like Dell or HP added flexibility in product offerings, at the cost of some inventory management overhead.
  • Also, the small form factor allows them to be integrated into a laptop computer or other consumer electronic devices.
  • What makes it more like a Treo (or the upcoming Blackberry 8300c) is its form factor including the compact QWERTY keyboard.

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