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factor

fac·tor

factor

 
 
pronunciation:
faek tr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that has an influence on or is a partial cause of something that happens.
The element of surprise was an important factor in determining the outcome of the battle.Several factors led to the weakening of the economy.Her decision to quit was influenced by several factors, not just the fact that she was passed up for a promotion.
 
similar words:
aspect, cause, consideration, element, facet, function, part, thing
definition 2: one who works as an agent for another.
synonyms:
agent, representative
similar words:
deputy, proxy
definition 3: in mathematics, one of two or more quantities that produce a given quantity when they are multiplied together; multiplicand.
Six and two are factors of twelve.
similar words:
divisor, multiplicand
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: factored, factoring, factors
definition: in mathematics, to express (a number) in terms of its factors.
similar words:
break down, divide
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