**Factor Adjective Synonyms**: constituent, ingredient, element, part, particular, piece, component, circumstance, consideration, aspect, fact, influence, determinant, cause

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Science / Tides and Currents / Obliquity Factor: A factor in an expression for a constituent tide (or tidal current) involving the angle of the inclination of the Moon's orbit to the plane of the Earth's Equator. MORE

Science / Tides and Currents / Node Factor (F): A factor depending upon the longitude of the Moon's node which, when applied to the mean coefficient of a tidal constituent, will adapt the same to a particular year for which predictions are to be ma MORE

Technology / Radar / Reflectivity Factor (Z): Integral over the backscatter cross-section of the particles in a pulse volume. For particles small compared to the wavelength the scatter cross-section is d6, where d is the diameter of the particle. MORE

Science / Tides and Currents / Augmenting Factor: A factor, used in connection with the harmonic analysis of tides or tidal currents by stencils, to allow for the fact that the tabulated hourly heights or speeds used in the summation for any constitu MORE

Technology / Home Audio / Damping Factor: The ratio of rated load impedance to the internal impedance of an amplifier. The higher the value, the more efficiently an amplifier can control unwanted movement of the speaker coil. A high damping f MORE

Technology / Home Audio / Power Factor: The ratio of the total power in watts (resistive load) to the total apparent power in voltamperes (VA) (reactive load). The difference between watts and VA is due to reactive load impedance. Apparent MORE