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Synonyms for factor
ˈfæk tərfac·tor

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. factor

    In strict philosophical usage, the prime mover or doer of an act is the agent. Thus we speak of man as a voluntary agent, a free agent. But in common usage, especially in business, an agent is not the prime actor, but only an instrument or factor, acting under orders or instructions. Compare CAUSE.

    actor, agent, doer, instrument, means, mover, operator, performer, promoter

    chief, inventor, originator, principal

    An agent of the company for selling, etc.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. factornoun

    anything that contributes causally to a result

    "a number of factors determined the outcome"

    component, element, broker, gene, divisor, cistron, agent, ingredient, constituent

  2. component, constituent, element, factor, ingredientnoun

    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"

    chemical element, grammatical constituent, cistron, component, element, portion, gene, divisor, part, agent, ingredient, component part, fixings, constituent, broker

  3. divisor, factornoun

    one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer

    "what are the 4 factors of 6?"

    broker, component, element, gene, divisor, cistron, agent, ingredient, constituent

  4. agent, factor, brokernoun

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

    broker, component, element, cistron, gene, divisor, agentive role, federal agent, ingredient, constituent, agent

  5. factornoun

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

    component, element, broker, gene, divisor, cistron, agent, ingredient, constituent

  6. factornoun

    an independent variable in statistics

    component, element, broker, gene, divisor, cistron, agent, ingredient, constituent

  7. gene, cistron, factorverb

    (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"

    broker, component, element, gene, divisor, cistron, ingredient, constituent, agent

  8. factor, factor in, factor outverb

    resolve into factors

    "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"

    factor out, factor in

  9. factorverb

    be a contributing factor

    "make things factor into a company's profitability"

    factor out, factor in

  10. factor, factor in, factor outverb

    consider as relevant when making a decision

    "You must factor in the recent developments"

    factor out, factor in

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. factornoun

    agent, broker, substitute, consignee, middleman, go-between, commission merchant

  2. factornoun

    (math.) multiplier, element of a product

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. factornoun

    broker, middleman, consignee, commission merchant, agent, constituent, element


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  1. Allan Small:

    This fear factor that's taking over the world really, from Asia to Europe to Canada and the United States, that's the problem.

  2. Jamie Grifo:

    Endocrine abnormalities can cause it, low testosterone can be a factor, there are genetic causes of infertility in men and some of it is chromosomal, in that they are missing a piece or have extra chromosomes, infectious disease like mumps or sexually transmitted diseases and infections can have an impact on sperm production as well.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    (Darroch) said that what somebody had relayed to him had certainly been a factor in his resignation, i think unfortunately what I said on that TV debate was misrepresented to Kim.

  4. Ted Beck:

    It’s important to remember that money is the number one stress factor for most people and most relationships, in a two-income family, there can be a mentality where one partner thinks, ‘I want to use the money I earned as I see fit.’ Very often, they’re afraid that their partner won’t approve of how they spend money or they’re embarrassed or fearful that their partner will find out about a bad habit.

  5. Ron Prestage:

    As cold as it's going to be, water lines are a critical factor.

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