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conversion factor

n.
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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Energy Information Administration (EIA) adopted the thermal conversion factor of 6.636 million British thermal units (Btu) per barrel as estimated by the Bureau of Mines and first published in the Petroleum Statement, Annual, 1956.
Estimation of doses is often based on conversion factors that relate dose to activity concentrations in the environment.
In 2005 the North East Regional Renewable Energy Strategy gave a conversion factor of 0.43, so developers were aware then.
Finally, be sure that at least one of the parameters you use to determine your fee schedules is based on the 2003 Medicare conversion factor for RVUs.
The conversion factor computations were different for the two versions.
* 1963-1979: EIA adopted the thermal conversion factor calculated annually by the American Gas Association (AGA) and published in Gas Facts, an AGA annual publication.
Although yearly conversion factors are purportedly designed to provide updates to the fee schedule, physicians should not expect to reap a windfall.
To determine how much a roll or machine is out of level, take the level's reading and multiply it by the conversion factor (number of running feet of machine width).
For "BiomassBased Diesel Fuel" and "Other Renewable Fuels," EIA assumed the thermal conversion factor to be 5.359 million Btu per barrel or equal to the thermal conversion factor for Biodiesel.
Assumed by EIA to be 4.620 million Btu per barrel or equal to the thermal conversion factor for Natural Gasoline.
EIA adopted the thermal conversion factor of 5.048 million Btu per barrel as adopted by the Bureau of Mines from the Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation publication Competition and Growth in American Energy Markets 1947-1985, a 1968 release of historical and projected statistics.