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Overview of noun factor

1. factor -- (anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors

determined the outcome")

2. component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient -- (an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech")

3. divisor, factor -- (one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?")

4. agent, factor, broker -- (a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission)

5. factor -- (any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together)

6. factor -- (an independent variable in statistics)

7. gene, cistron, factor -- ((genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors")

Overview of verb factor

1. factor, factor in, factor out -- (resolve into factors

; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15")

2. factor -- (be a contributing factor; "make things factor into a company's profitability")

3. factor, factor in, factor out -- (consider as relevant when making a decision; "You must factor in the recent developments")

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