Coincidence factor

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The ratio of the peak load due to the simultaneous operation of two or more devices in a given interval of time to the sum of the individual loads of the devices in the same interval of time.

Note: The coincidence factor is the reciprocal of the diversity factor.

Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM