Definitions for factor

Definitions for (noun) factor

Main entry: gene, factor, cistron

Definition: (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

Usage: genes were formerly called factors

Main entry: factor

Definition: an independent variable in statistics

Main entry: ingredient, constituent, component, element, factor

Definition: an abstract part of something

Usage: 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

Main entry: factor

Definition: anything that contributes causally to a result

Usage: a number of factors determined the outcome

Main entry: agent, factor, broker

Definition: a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

Main entry: factor

Definition: any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together

Main entry: divisor, factor

Definition: one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer

Usage: what are the 4 factors of 6?

Definitions for (verb) factor

Main entry: factor, factor in, factor out

Definition: resolve into factors

Usage: a quantum computer can factor the number 15

Main entry: factor, factor in, factor out

Definition: consider as relevant when making a decision

Usage: You must factor in the recent developments

Main entry: factor

Definition: be a contributing factor

Usage: make things factor into a company's profitability

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