multiplication factor

noun

Definition of multiplication factor

: the ratio of the number of neutrons produced in a nuclear pile to the number disappearing that must equal or exceed unity for a chain reaction to take place

called also reproduction constant, reproduction factor

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“Multiplication factor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/multiplication%20factor. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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