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factor

fac·tor

factor

 
 
pronunciation:
faek tr
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that has an influence on something that happens or is one of the causes of it.
Our team was prepared to play in the snow, so the snowy weather was a big factor in their win.Do you think money should be the most important factor in deciding what job you do?
 
similar words:
aspect, cause, consideration, element, facet, part, thing
definition 2: any one of two or more numbers that are multiplied together to give a product.
The factors of twelve are one, two, three, four, six, and twelve.
similar words:
divisor, multiplicand
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: factored, factoring, factors
definition: to show as a product of factors.
We learned how to factor whole numbers in fifth grade.
similar words:
break down, divide
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