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.
anything that contributes causally to a result
"a number of factors determined the outcome"
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"
one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
"what are the 4 factors of 6?"
agent, factor, brokernoun
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, 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"
factor, factor in, factor outverb
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 outverb
consider as relevant when making a decision
"You must factor in the recent developments"
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This fear factor that's taking over the world really, from Asia to Europe to Canada and the United States, that's the problem.
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.
(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.
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.
As cold as it's going to be, water lines are a critical factor.
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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