TI's executives recognized that uncertainty should be treated as an auditable quantity -- not a "fudge factor
" or a discount rate applied at the back end of the analysis, but a truly fine-grained, cumulative account of the uncertainty separately associated with each of the most relevant factors influencing the future of their business.
To compensate, airplane design standards for castings were developed that forced engineers to add a "fudge factor
" to casting design.
He took their prices and added in a fudge factor
We find a similar use of this convenient fudge factor
in Daniel Cosgrove's argument that the latency period accounts for why nearly 90 percent of AIDS cases are still male in North America and Europe, despite changes in the definition of the syndrome aimed at including more women.
Clandestine marriage, then, allowed for a "fudge factor
" otherwise impossible under a legal code which had no provision for divorce.
Some manufacturers have included a "fudge factor
" in their thermometers to offset low temperature problems and to convert the readings to equivalent values for rectal or oral temperatures.
I totted up what we'd spent on clothes for her in the previous year, added in a 10 percent fudge factor
and plunked the money into her savings account just in time for back-to-school shopping.
"Dark matter" and "dark energy" continue to remind me of the Ff of my student days, the "fudge factor
" by which we multiplied our answer to make it match the answer in the book.
As an added note, commercial operators need a fudge factor
when computing takeoff and landing data, which may be one of the reasons they have a better safety record.
in Shrewsbury, the Publick House in Sturbridge, Daily Bread Bakery Cafe in Whitinsville, Sunflower Baking Company in Hopkinton, Sodexho Campus Services at Becker College in Leicester, Harry's Restaurant in Westboro, Mo's Fudge Factor
in Shelburne, the Grafton Inn and Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlboro.
For several years, this magazine has applied a fudge factor
to IRI data to allow for Wal-Mart, based on Wal-Mart grocery sales compared to overall supermarket sales.
This gives just enough of a fudge factor
to have the jamb a bit proud of the wall surface on each side and to make up for any irregularities in the trimmer studs of the walls.