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conversion factor

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A numerical factor used to multiply or divide a quantity when converting from one system of units to another.
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Noun1.conversion factor - factor by which a quantity that is expressed in one set of units must be multiplied in order to convert it into another set of units
factor - any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
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