variable element

variable element

[¦vər·ē·ə·bəl ′el·ə·mənt]
(industrial engineering)
An element with a time that varies significantly from cycle to cycle as a function of one or more variables occurring within the job.
An element that is common to two different jobs but whose time varies because of differences between the two jobs.
References in classic literature ?
The first object of tactics is to close with the adversary on terms of the greatest possible advantage; yet no hard-and-fast rules can be drawn from experience, for this capital reason, amongst others - that the quality of the adversary is a variable element in the problem.
i) Limitations of the variable element of remuneration
But they may announce a variable element to repayments depending on the salary a graduate earns.
Checking for 10 abnormal results in a sequence, however, is actually just an application of a Westgard concept to patient results with relevant adaptation due to the fact that a more highly variable element such as patient results is being dealt with rather than results of a fixed control material.
Separating the base and process loads is often a difficult task because many loads have both a fixed and a variable element. This is similar to accounting, where all costs can be nominally divided into fixed and variable costs, but the reality is that most costs have both a fixed and a variable element.
The price payable will be approximately 0.8m Euros plus a variable element which is subject to and based upon the performance of the business.
The process load is the variable element of energy use, and for most plastics processes it varies directly with the production volume.
Bridgeman, a research chemist in a previous working life, revealed that financing racing's new link with a private drug-testing service was built around a fixed element, "with a reasonable cost-of-living increase," a variable element per sample, and a research contract.
A: Windfall payments will comprise a fixed element covering compensation for loss of membership rights, plus a variable element reflecting how long a policy has been held and the amount invested in it.
Tim Fitch, director of individual life product development, said the variable element actually is the equivalent of a Roth IRA in that a contract owner could access the cash value tax-free through loans.
One of the questions which we are most frequently asked is "How much can we charge for upfront and ongoing fees?" As usual, there is no "right" answer to this question as the international fee structure is probably the most variable element of the franchise offer.
Stutzman, "Wideband Arrays with Variable Element Sizes," IEEE Proceedings Part H: Microwave, Antennas and Propagation, Vol.

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