fudge factor

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fudge factor (plural fudge factors)

  1. (idiomatic, engineering) A quantity introduced to compensate for uncertainty.
    We don't know exactly how much the load will weigh, so we'll add in a fudge factor to make sure we don't underestimate.
  2. (idiomatic) any padding or compensation built into a guess or estimate

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