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biotic factor
An environmental factor associated with, or resulting from, the activities of living organisms.
flux factor
In metallurgy, a quality rating of silica refractories (heat-resistant materials, usually nonmetallic, which are used for furnace linings, etc.)
This entry is located in the following unit: fluct-, flucti-, -flux, flu-, flum-, -fluent, -fluence (page 4)
mu factor
Ratio of the change in one electrode voltage to the change in another electrode voltage under the conditions that a splecified current remains unchanged and that all other electrode voltages are maintained constant.

A measure of the relative effect of the voltages on two electrodes upon the current in the circuit of any specified electrode.

This entry is located in the following unit: mu [MYOO]; Μ, μ + (page 1)
sigma factor
A protein component of RNA polymerase that determines the specific site on DNA where transcription begins.
This entry is located in the following unit: sigma; Σ, σ, ς + (page 1)
spherical-earth factor
The ratio of the electric field strength in a wave that would result from propagation over an imperfectly conducting spherical earth to that which would result from propagation over a perfectly conducting plane.
This entry is located in the following unit: sphero-, spher-, -sphere- (page 13)
total factor productivity (TFP)
The quantity of output divided by the amount of all inputs used in production.

Diverse inputs (labor, capital, energy) typically are aggregated with an indexing procedure; such as, one in which the quantity of each input is its share in the total cost of production.

This entry is located in the following unit: total-, tot- + (page 2)
visibility factor, display loss
The ratio of the minimum signal input-signal power which is detectable by ideal instruments connected to the output of a receiver, to the minimum signal power detectable by a human operator through a display connected to the same receiver.
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abiotic factor
A non-organic variable within the ecosystem, affecting the life of organisms.

Factors include temperature, light, and soil structure and can include harmful elements to the environment; such as, when sulfur dioxide emissions from power stations produce acid rain.

This entry is located in the following unit: Environment and Ecology Information + (page 1)
biotic factor
1. An organic variable affecting an ecosystem; for example, the changing population of elephants and its effect on the African savanna.
2. A factor created by a living thing or any living component within an environment in which the action of the organism affects the life of another organism; for example, a predator consuming its prey or in a quail’s environment, the biotic factors include the living elements of the environment; such as, the quail’s prey: insects, seeds, etc.; and the quail’s predators: the coyotes.
This entry is located in the following units: Environment and Ecology Information + (page 1) Geography Terms + (page 2)
capacity factor
The ratio of the average load on (or power output of) an electricity generating unit or system to the capacity rating of the unit or system over a specified period of time.
This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 3)
charge factor
A number representing the time in hours during which a battery can be charged at a constant current without damage to the battery.

Usually expressed in relation to the total battery capacity; for example, C/5 indicates a charge factor of 5 hours. Related to charge rate.

This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 4)
discharge factor
A number equivalent to the time in hours during which a battery is discharged at constant current usually expressed as a percentage of the total battery capacity; for example, C/5 indicates a discharge factor of 5 hours. Related to discharge rate.
This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 7)
fill factor
The ratio of a photovoltaic cell's actual power to its power if both current and voltage were at their maxima.

This is a key characteristic in evaluating cell performance.

This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 8)
gustiness factor (noun), gustiness factors (pl)
A measure of the intensity of wind bursts: A gustiness factor is expressed as a ratio of the total range of wind speeds between gusts and intermediate periods of lighter wind to the overall level of windspeed, which is averaged with both gusts and lulls.
This entry is located in the following unit: English Words in Action, Group G (page 5)
module derate factor
A factor that lowers the photovoltaic module current to account for field operating conditions such as dirt accumulation on the module.
This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 13)
packing factor
The ratio of array area to actual land area or building envelope area for a system; or, the ratio of total solar cell area to the total module area, for a module.
This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 15)
power factor; PF
The ratio of actual power being used in a circuit, expressed in watts or kilowatts, to the power that is apparently being drawn from a power source, expressed in volt-amperes or kilovolt-amperes.
This entry is located in the following unit: Photovoltaic Conversion Efficiency Terms + (page 17)
risk factor (s) (noun), risk factors (pl)
Something that makes a person more likely to get a particular disease or some other undesirable physical condition: Old age is one of the risk factors for fracturing bones; among other problems.
This entry is located in the following unit: English Words in Action, Group R (page 5)