Synonyms for factor

Synonyms for (noun) factor

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: sequence

Definition: serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern

Usage: the sequence of names was alphabetical; he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA


Synonyms: factor

Definition: an independent variable in statistics

Similar words: independent variable, experimental variable

Definition: (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: part, section, division

Definition: one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

Usage: the written part of the exam; the finance section of the company; the BBC's engineering division


Synonyms: factor

Definition: anything that contributes causally to a result

Usage: a number of factors determined the outcome

Similar words: cause

Definition: events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something

Usage: they are trying to determine the cause of the crash


Synonyms: agent, factor, broker

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

Similar words: businessperson, bourgeois

Definition: a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise


Synonyms: factor

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

Similar words: number

Definition: a concept of quantity involving zero and units

Usage: every number has a unique position in the sequence


Synonyms: 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?

Similar words: whole number, integer

Definition: any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero

Usage: an integer is a number that is not a fraction

Synonyms for (verb) factor

Synonyms: factor, factor in, factor out

Definition: resolve into factors

Usage: a quantum computer can factor the number 15

Similar words: compute, cipher, calculate, cypher, reckon, work out, figure

Definition: make a mathematical calculation or computation


Synonyms: factor, factor in, factor out

Definition: consider as relevant when making a decision

Usage: You must factor in the recent developments

Similar words: consider, study

Definition: give careful consideration to

Usage: consider the possibility of moving


Synonyms: factor

Definition: be a contributing factor

Usage: make things factor into a company's profitability

Similar words: lend, bring, impart, contribute, bestow, add

Definition: bestow a quality on

Usage: Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company; The music added a lot to the play; She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings; This adds a light note to the program