bulk factor

bulk factor

[′bəlk ‚fak·tər]
(engineering)
The ratio of the volume of loose powdered or granulated solids to the volume of an equal weight of the material after consolidation into a voidless solid.
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The 'bulk factor' was something which, 15 years ago, drew everyone's attention to Ben Johnson, who was caught using Stanozolol, an anabolic steroid.
Circulation directors at four papers offered two reasons for their sorry Sundays: "the bulk factor" and changing lifestyles.