Definitions for safety factor
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safety factor, factor of safety(noun)
the ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use
The ratio of the maximum stress or load which something can withstand to the stress or load which it was designed to withstand under normal operation.
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