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Synonyms for factor
ˈfæk 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"

    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"

    chemical element, grammatical constituent, cistron, component, element, portion, 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?"

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

  4. agent, factor, broker(noun)

    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. factor(noun)

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

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

  6. factor(noun)

    an independent variable in statistics

    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"

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

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

    resolve into factors

    "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"

    factor out, factor in

  9. factor(verb)

    be a contributing factor

    "make things factor into a company's profitability"

    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"

    factor out, factor in

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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. factor(n.)

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

  2. factor(n.)

    (math.) multiplier, element of a product

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. factor(n)

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

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  1. Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma:

    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.

  2. Mitch Prinstein:

    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.

  3. Heidi Thomas:

    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,'.

  4. Brandon Fisher:

    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.

  5. Ken McGrath:

    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.

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