### This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word **r-factor**

### Freebase

R-factor

In crystallography, the R-factor is a measure of the agreement between the crystallographic model and the experimental X-ray diffraction data. In other words, it is a measure of how well the refined structure predicts the observed data. It is defined by the following equation: where F is the so-called structure factor and the sum extends over all the reflections measured and their calculated counterparts respectively. The structure factor F is closely related to the intensity of the reflection it describes: For large molecules, R-factor usually ranges between 0.6 and 0.2. Small molecules usually form more ordered crystals than large molecules, it is possible to attain lower R-factors. In the Cambridge Structural Database more than 95% of the 500,000+ crystals have an R-factor lower than 0.15 and 9.5% have an R-factor lower than 0.03. Crystallographers also use the Free R-Factor to describe the quality of a model. The quantities and are similarly used to describe the internal agreement of measurements in a crystallographic data set.

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of r-factor in Chaldean Numerology is:

**9**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of r-factor in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**9**

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

Concentration attracts luck factor.

The risk factor is definitely rising.

You could say it is a contributory factor.

Where Tiger used to be the motivating factor.

A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.

### Images & Illustrations of r-factor

# Translation

#### Find a translation for the **r-factor** definition in other languages:

Select another language:

#### Discuss these r-factor definitions with the community:

# Word of the Day

#### Would you like us to send you a **FREE** new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

# Citation

## Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

"r-factor." *Definitions.net.* STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 25 Jun 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/r-factor>.