You're referring to the necessity for a coefficient of discharge.
"Clear it ov its coefficient, and we'll thry," says the Pope.
The coefficient of rolling friction of a railroad train on a track is 0.009.
The rate of expansion per degree is called the coefficient of Expansion.
This might be termed the Recognition, the other the Perception, coefficient.
An inspection of our text shows that the coefficient must be 0, 1, 2, or 3.
This kind of information we get by calculating what is called the coefficient of heredity.
That is, the real limits of the value of the coefficient are plus one and minus one.
Here is a very close relation, but, the sign of the coefficient is negative.
The coefficient of expansion for normal solutions is 0.00033 per cc.
coefficient co·ef·fi·cient (kō'ə-fĭsh'ənt)
n.
The mathematical expression of the amount or degree of any quality possessed by a substance, or of the degree of physical or chemical change normally occurring in that substance under stated conditions.