Definitions for safety factor

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  1. safety factor, factor of safety(noun)

    the ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use

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  1. safety factor(Noun)

    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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