(in an electrical circuit) the ratio of the power dissipated to the product of the input volts times amps
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How to use power factor in a sentence
Ayrton and Sumpner stated that the power-factor may be as low as 0.5.
Volts times amperes equal watts, as far as he's concerned, and the term 'power factor' does nothing but confuse him.Anchorite | Randall Garrett