correction factor


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correction factor

A number by which a measured value is multiplied to correct for systematic measurement error.
See also: factor
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A correction factor to account for the heat loss from the edge and corner of the slab was introduced.
Indoor unit airflow has a smaller influence on COP and capacity than the indoor and outdoor air temperatures, as shown by the smaller range of the airflow correction factor values.
Although not a correction factor, the NIST states air kerma for reference conditions of an atmospheric pressure, P, of 101.
Length correction factors were applied to measurements from otoliths scored as being in good or fair condition to account for otolith erosion during digestion.
The relationship for the bulge correction factor is derived using an analytical procedure and based on the analysis of stress distribution at the mid-plane of the deformed sample (Ettouney & Hardt, 1983; Mielnik, 1991):
5 The weighted correction factors are multiplicative in the following sense.
That correction factor, however, has never been empirically evaluated or assessed.
The inverse of the intercept is the correction factor for the water-side heat transfer coefficient, and the inverse of the slope is the constant of the shell-side heat transfer coefficient equation (Equation 27).
In the absence of an accurate gold standard to calculate the correction factor, it may be more appropriate to express the FLC results in an arbitrary way, such as Freelite[TM] units per liter rather than absolute concentration units (i.