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figure of merit

[′fig·yər əv ′mer·ət]
(analytical chemistry)
A performance characteristic of an analytical chemical method that influences its choice for a specific type of determination, such as selectivity, sensitivity, detection limit, precision, and bias.
(electronics)
A performance rating that governs the choice of a device for a particular application; for example, the figure of merit of a magnetic amplifier is the ratio of usable power gain to the control time constant.

figure of merit

The quantity used as the measurement of effectiveness of a system, typically electronic. The figure of merit (FOM) is determined by the primary characteristic that makes something fit for a specific purpose. For example, a digital camera's figure of merit is its sensor resolution, while a loudspeaker's is its frequency response. The figure of merit of an electronic circuit or system may be derived by an intricate algorithm.
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This study investigates why some SBUs of a firm retain their FOM and other SBUs transform their FOM.
After that, OMT was designed and implemented by integrating FOM and MOM and implementing FED file which is the Federation Execution Data.
Even though the rate of metastatic sublingual lymph nodes is low, the presence of a sublingual lymph node metastasis in an early-stage FOM cancer case raises the question of routine FOM dissection.
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FOM = 1/max ([N.sub.I], [N.sub.A]) [[N.sub.A].summation over (i=1)] 1/1 + [alpha][d.sup.2](i), (5)
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FOM analysis from 2004 to 2014 found that more than 75 percent of FOM students began their Morgan State education in math courses more advanced than basic algebra and therefore significantly increased their chance of completing the engineering curriculum in fewer than six years.
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When he criticises officials, it takes the spotlight away fom his team.