English Computing Dictionary
◊ TIMES-OR-DIVIDED-BY
times-or-divided-by
(By analogy with "plus-or-minus") A term occasionally used
when describing the uncertainty associated with a scheduling
estimate, for either humorous or brutally honest effect. For
a software project, the scheduling uncertainty factor is
usually at least 2.
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(1995-02-07)