the ratio of the maximum stress that a structural part or other piece of material can withstand to the maximum stress estimated for it in the use for which it is designed.
the ratio of the breaking stress of a material or structure to the calculated maximum stress when in use Also called safety factor
- Factors of production
noun a collection of various resources which contribute to producing goods or services Examples Factors of production fall into three main groups – land, labor, and capital – and sometimes include entrepreneurship.
- Factor v
factor V n. A factor in the clotting of blood, a deficiency of which leads to parahemophilia. Also called accelerator factor, plasma accelerator globulin, proaccelerin, prothrombin accelerator.
- Factor vii
factor VII n. A factor in the clotting of blood that forms a complex with tissue thromboplastin and calcium to activate the prothrombinase, thus acting to accelerate the conversion of prothrombin to thrombin. Also called convertin, cothromboplastin, proconvertin, serum accelerator, serum accelerator globulin, serum prothrombin conversion accelerator.
- Factor VIII
noun 1. . noun 1. a protein that participates in the clotting of blood. It is extracted from donated serum and used in the treatment of the commonest type of haemophilia, in which it is absent factor VIII n. A factor in the clotting of blood, a deficiency of which is associated with hemophilia A. […]