anything that contributes causally to a result
"a number of factors determined the outcome"
component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient(noun)
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"
one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
"what are the 4 factors of 6?"
agent, factor, broker(noun)
a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
an independent variable in statistics
gene, cistron, factor(verb)
(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"
factor, factor in, factor out(verb)
resolve into factors
"a quantum computer can factor the number 15"
be a contributing factor
"make things factor into a company's profitability"
factor, factor in, factor out(verb)
consider as relevant when making a decision
"You must factor in the recent developments"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
An agent of the company for selling, etc.
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How to use factor in a sentence?
Going forward, we now have a code for coronavirus, so we can actually stratify by demographic information. So we can look at race as a factor.
We spend so much time, energy, and funding attending to factors we think can improve children's chances at a happy and successful life, but we have neglected the one factor that is perhaps most important of all : our children's ability to get along well with others and be perceived as likeable.
I'd go into her office and your knees would shake. But then again, as a young talent trying to get started, you look at that kind of intimidation factor and you think, 'Oh, she's-- she knows what she's doing. I am in good hands here,'.
These tools should not have been able to bend and go around some of these curves. I mean, there's no question in my mind that the faith of God, and the faith of the world praying for these guys to get rescued was a huge factor, science, know-how, and will were applied, but at the end of the day, the big guy had everything to do with this rescue being successful. I believe that wholeheartedly.
Does your financial model need to factor in a mild or a deep recession? it's very hard for buyer and seller to come to a well-informed view against this current unsettled backdrop, but that will adjust over time.
Translations for factor
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- фактор, агент, разлагам на множители, множител, коефициентBulgarian
- faktor, faktorisere, agentDanish
- tekijä, osatekijä, edustajaFinnish
- toisc, fachtóirIrish
- seumarlan, bàillidh, maorScottish Gaelic
- גורם, חלק אינטגרלי, לפרק לגורמיםHebrew
- þætta, leysa upp í þætti, þáttur, þáttaIcelandic
- fattore, fattorizzareItalian
- faktor, faktorisere, årsakNorwegian
- czynnik, faktorPolish
- fazedor, factor, fatorPortuguese
- доверенное лицо, коэффициент, представитель, показатель, комиссионер, фактор, движущая сила, торговый агент, множительRussian
- faktör, çarpan, etkenTurkish
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