diversity factor


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diversity factor

[də′vər·səd·ē ‚fak·tər]
(electricity)
Ratio of the sum of the individual maximum demands to total maximum demand, as applied to an electrical distribution system.

diversity factor

1. In an electric wiring system, the ratio of the sum of the individual maximum demands of the various subsystems to the maximum demand of the whole system.
2. In a gas piping system, the ratio of the maximum probable demand to the maximum possible demand.
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