• Definition for "factor of safety"
    • the proportion regarding the breaking anxiety of a…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "factor of safety"

factor of safety definition

  • noun:
    • the proportion regarding the breaking anxiety of a structure to the predicted maximum tension in ordinary usage
    • the proportion of this breaking stress of a structure to the estimated optimum anxiety in ordinary usage
    • the proportion associated with the breaking stress of a structure into believed optimum stress in ordinary use
53 votes

How would you define factor of safety?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!