Factor - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- an abstract part of something (syn: component, constituent, element, ingredient)
- one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer (syn: divisor)
- a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission (syn: agent, broker)
- any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
- an independent variable in statistics
- (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 (syn: cistron, gene)
- be a contributing factor
- consider as relevant when making a decision
There were several factors contributing to their recent decline.
Poor planning was a major factor in the company's failure.
6, 4, 3, and 2 are factors of 12.
There are other important factors to be considered.
Its weight went up by a factor of eight.
The rise in crime is mainly due to social and economic factors.
The vaccination program has been a major factor in the improvement of health standards.
The weather could be a crucial factor in tomorrow's game.
We liked both houses, but price was the deciding factor.
Even in July the windchill factor (=the degree to which the air feels colder because of the wind) can be intense.
3 is a factor of 15.
a number of factors determined the outcome
a key factor in her success
a quantum computer can factor the number 15
make things factor into a company's profitability
present participle: factoring
past tense: factored
past participle: factored