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factor

noun

1 factor

Anything that contributes causally to a result.

Dutch: factor



2 factor

An abstract part of something:
— A key factor in her success.

synonyms: component, constituent, element, ingredient.

Dutch: uitvoerder

3 factor

One of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer:
— What are the 4 factors of 6?.

synonym: divisor.

Roget 84: number, symbol, numeral, figure, cipher, digit, integer; counter; round number; formula; function; series.    sum, difference, ... show more

Polish: czynnik

4 factor

A businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission.

synonyms: agent, broker.

Roget 694: director, manager, governor, rector, comptroller.    superintendent, supervisor, straw boss; intendant; overseer, overlooker; supercargo, husband, inspector, ... show more

Roget 758: consignee, trustee, nominee, committee.    agent, delegate; commissary, commissioner; emissary, envoy, commissionaire [Fr.]; messenger etc. 534.    ... show more

Dutch: makelaar, tussenpersoon
Polish: agent, ajent

5 factor

Any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together.

6 factor

An independent variable in statistics.

7 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.

synonyms: cistron, gene.

Dutch: erfelijkheidsdrager, erffactor, gen
Polish: gen

verb

1 factor

Resolve into factors:
— A quantum computer can factor the number 15.

synonyms: factor in, factor out.

2 factor

Be a contributing factor.

3 factor

Consider as relevant when making a decision:
— You must factor in the recent developments.

synonyms: factor in, factor out.


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