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accidental a nonessential, unexpected, or supplementary factor, attribute, thing, or circumstance. [1/5 definitions]
all in all with every factor taken into account; in general.
ally to associate by some common factor, such as mutual interest or similarity. [1/5 definitions]
atomic number the factor that determines the relative position of an element in the periodic table. [1/2 definitions]
chill factor see windchill factor.
cohort a group of people connected by some factor, often a shared demographic characteristic. [1/3 definitions]
complication an element or factor, often unexpected, that adds complexity to a thing or situation. [1/3 definitions]
consideration a factor that must be taken into account in making a decision. [1/3 definitions]
contingent depending on some factor, circumstance, or event; conditional (often fol. by on or upon). [1/4 definitions]
contraindication in medicine, a factor or condition that makes it inadvisable to carry out a particular treatment or procedure.
determinant that which is a factor in determining an outcome.
diminishing returns a proposition in economics that when the amount of one factor of production, such as labor, is increased past a certain point while the amounts of other factors, such as land or capital, are held constant, additional output will increase only at a progressively lower and lower rate.
distinguish to be the factor or factors that make (something) different from another or others. [1/5 definitions]
factorable combined form of factor.
fly ash fine, often airborne particles of ash derived from the burning of solid fuel and recognized as a factor in air pollution. [1/2 definitions]
function a factor or quality that is dependent upon one or more other factors or qualities. [1/5 definitions]
make allowance (or allowances) for to take into account as a factor that would lessen the apparent extremity of a situation. [1/2 definitions]
mechanism the operative or motive part, process, or factor that effects a result. [1/4 definitions]
nonfactor combined form of factor.
plus a benefit or gain; positive factor. [1/7 definitions]
pro1 a factor, argument, vote, or the like in favor of something. (Cf. con1.) [1/3 definitions]