fudge factor

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a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure


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The problem is that they now seem to be using the same fudge factors in other sports.
While operations continue without major change, traditional rules of thumb and fudge factors can hide problem areas.
We find a similar use of this convenient fudge factor in Daniel Cosgrove's argument that the latency period accounts for why nearly 90 percent of AIDS cases are still male in North America and Europe, despite changes in the definition of the syndrome aimed at including more women.