fudge factor


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fudge factor

n.
A variable factor or component used in calculations or experiments that allows for a margin of error or produces a desired result.
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Noun1.fudge factor - a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
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This approach estimates travel time by drawing a straight line from the pick up point (point A) to the drop off point (point B) and adds additional time -- a fudge factor -- for unforeseen circumstances.
Keep these three financial lists separate but add them up (include a fudge factor of 10%).