See coefficient of X.

- quotient n. See coefficient of X.
- index of X n. See coefficient of X.
- fudge factor n.
[common] A value or parameter that is
varied in an ad hoc way to produce the desired result.

The terms `tolerance' and slop are also used, though these usually indicate a one-sided leeway, such as a buffer that is made larger than necessary because one isn't sure exactly how large it needs to be, and it is better to waste a little space than to lose completely for not having enough.... - fudge factor: n. A value or parameter that is varied in an ad hoc way
to produce the desired result.

The terms `tolerance' and {slop} are also used, though these usually indicate a one-sided leeway, such as a buffer that is made larger than necessary because one isn't sure exactly how large it needs to be, and it is better to waste a little space than to lose completely for not having enough.... - coefficient of X n.
Hackish speech makes heavy use of
pseudo-mathematical metaphors.

Four particularly important ones involve the terms `coefficient', `factor', `index of X', and `quotient'.... - ignal-to-noise ratio: [from analog electronics] n.

Used by hackers in a generalization of its technical meaning.... - ature n. See has the X nature.
- un-stools n.
Unflattering hackerism for SunTools, a
pre-X windowing environment notorious in its day for size,
slowness, and misfeatures.

X, however, is larger and (some claim) slower; see second-system effect.... - un-stools: n. Unflattering hackerism for SunTools, a pre-X
windowing environment notorious in its day for size, slowness, and
misfeatures.

{X}, however, is larger and slower; see {second-system effect}. -- The AI Hackers Dictionary...