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Synonyms for factorˈfæk tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. factor(noun)

    anything that contributes causally to a result

    "a number of factors determined the outcome"

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

  2. 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"

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

  3. divisor, factor(noun)

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

    "what are the 4 factors of 6?"

    Synonyms:
    broker, component, element, factor, gene, divisor, cistron, agent, ingredient, constituent

  4. agent, factor, broker(noun)

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

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

  5. factor(noun)

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

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

  6. factor(noun)

    an independent variable in statistics

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

  7. 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"

    Synonyms:
    broker, component, element, factor, gene, divisor, cistron, ingredient, constituent, agent

  8. factor, factor in, factor out(verb)

    resolve into factors

    "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"

    Synonyms:
    factor out, factor in, factor

  9. factor(verb)

    be a contributing factor

    "make things factor into a company's profitability"

    Synonyms:
    factor out, factor in

  10. factor, factor in, factor out(verb)

    consider as relevant when making a decision

    "You must factor in the recent developments"

    Synonyms:
    factor out, factor in, factor

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.

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

    Antonyms:
    chief, inventor, originator, principal

    Preposition:
    An agent of the company for selling, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. factor(n.)

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

  2. factor(n.)

    Synonyms:
    (math.) multiplier, element of a product

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