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conversion factor

Syllabification: con·ver·sion fac·tor

Definition of conversion factor in English:

noun

1An arithmetical multiplier for converting a quantity expressed in one set of units into an equivalent expressed in another.
Example sentences
  • 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 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.
2 Economics The manufacturing cost of a product relative to the cost of raw materials.
Example sentences
  • We've got to optimize the conversion factor from design to the final product.
  • 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.

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