multiplication factor


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multiplication factor

[‚məl·tə·pli′kā·shən ‚fak·tər]
(nucleonics)
The ratio of the number of neutrons present in a reactor in any one neutron generation to that in the immediately preceding generation. Also known as multiplication constant; neutron multiplication factor.
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Therefore, as the name implies, the phase-lock loop's job is to lock to the input clock frequency, perform a correct multiplication factor and maintain its output with minimal jitter.