safety margin

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: margin - the margin required in order to insure safetysafety margin - the margin required in order to insure safety; "in engineering the margin of safety is the strength of the material minus the anticipated stress"
margin - an amount beyond the minimum necessary; "the margin of victory"
index - a numerical scale used to compare variables with one another or with some reference number
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Basically because the system incorporated a safety margin, although the air supply bottles were merely one or two hours duration, the system could be adapted to operate in an emergency for several hours.
One way of characterizing an organization's safety margin is to express it in terms of the risk management process.
Scientists knew that this safety margin exists, but its boundaries hadn't been measured.
Points will be hard to come by, and there is every chance Sunderland's safety margin could be whittled down over the holidays by the clubs below them.
The loan amount must cover estimated capital requirements with an additional safety margin, estimated as summing up to 100 billion euro in total, " it noted.
In these volatile times, narrowing the fund's safety margin would be irresponsible.
Incidentally, when faced with such a situation do what I do: I keep a big distance between myself and those trucks just to allow myself some safety margin.
According to probability-based approaches (design level III), the time-dependent safety margin of deteriorating particular members exposed to extreme action effects may be defined as their random performance process and presented as follows
They have just 14 matches to try to hoist themselves up to the safety margin of around 30 points and that appears mission impossible.
If a safety margin was negative, the vehicle reached the crossing point before the participants would have completed the crossing if they had started to cross just before they heard the vehicle.
Therefore, its safety margin is between 67 per cent and 150 per cent Co the widest margin of safety of any viable chemical halon replacement available on the market today.