# 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

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