Definition of figure of merit in English:

figure of merit

Syllabification: fig·ure of mer·it


A numerical expression representing the performance or efficiency of a given device, material, or procedure.
More example sentences
  • The main figure of merit is sustained performance per unit cost.
  • In other words, they want a single figure of merit for white light instead of one each for red, green, and blue.
  • The key figures of merit of these PC structures are the narrowness of the peak in the emission spectrum and the energy density of the emission.

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