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Factor

Fac´tor   Pronunciation: ~tĕrd
n.1.(Law) One who transacts business for another; an agent; a substitute; especially, a mercantile agent who buys and sells goods and transacts business for others in commission; a commission merchant or consignee. He may be a home factor or a foreign factor. He may buy and sell in his own name, and he is intrusted with the possession and control of the goods; and in these respects he differs from a broker.
2.A steward or bailiff of an estate.
3.(Math.) One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, form a product.
4.One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent; a contributory cause.
v. t.1.(Mach.) To resolve (a quantity) into its factors.
[imp. & p. p. Factored (-tĕrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Factoring.]
Noun1.factor - anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"
2.factor - an abstract part of something; "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"
3.factor - any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
4.factor - one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?"
Synonyms: divisor
5.Factorfactor - a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
Synonyms: broker, agent
6.factor - an independent variable in statistics
7.factor - (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; "genes were formerly called factors"
Synonyms: cistron, gene
Verb1.factor - resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"
factor - A quantity which is multiplied by another quantity. See coefficient of X. See also divisor.
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