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form factor

noun
1.
Computers. the design specifications of computing electronics that enforce uniformity and allow interchangeability of components:
the form factor for circuit boards.
2.
the physical dimensions of an electronic device:
The form factor of the new phone is thinner and lighter than that of the older models.
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form factor in Technology

hardware
The type of packaging of a processor integrated circuit, e.g. PPGA, FC-PGA.
More generally, a term popular among marketroids in 1998, denoting the shape of something designed.
(2000-08-26)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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