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Computer Science and Communications Dictionary

pp 449-449

diversity ratio

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This one-of-a-kind reference is unmatched in the breadth and scope of its coverage and serves as the primary reference for students and professionals in computer science and communications. The Dictionary features more than 20,000 entries, carefully crafted to provide clear, precise, and accurate definitions, including up-to-the-minute coverage of technology trends in computer science, communications, networking and supporting protocols. This is a vital reference for any scientist, educator or student who must understand and communicate the rapidly evolving state of knowledge in the field.

The ratio of (a) either (i) the sum of the individual maximum actual effective power, i.e., real power, demands of the various parts of a power distribution system, (ii) the sum of the individual maximum possible demands of the various parts of a power distribution system, or (iii) the sum of the individual component rated power of the various electrical components connected to a power distribution system to (b) the maximum operational demand of the whole system. Note: The diversity ratio is always greater than unity. Synonym diversity factor. See also component, effective power, distribution system, electric, load, load factor, unity.

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