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Synonyms for factor
ˈfæk tərfac·tor

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English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 7 votes

  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 WordNet2.5 / 4 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. factornoun

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

  2. factornoun

    (math.) multiplier, element of a product

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.5 / 2 votes

  1. factornoun

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

Nicknames0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of known nicknames for "Factor":

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  1. Deborah Festa:

    Going forward, we will see CLO offering circulars include a Brexit risk factor, because the UK has not yet formally begun the process of withdrawing from the EU, and there are questions about whether and when that step may occur, the risk factor is likely to take a very broad and general shape.

  2. Charles Galloway:

    The single most important factor in determining the climate of an organization is the top executive.

  3. Massimo Franchini:

    Belonging to a non-O blood type represents only a risk factor (among many others), and actually, there are many and many millions of people worldwide with non-O blood type that do not have, and will never develop, any of these diseases, thus, in my opinion, a healthy lifestyle still remains the main factor able to influence the health status of an individual.

  4. Mona Gupta:

    There is child labor not just because of a supply-pull factor, but also a demand-push factor, the only way to resolve the issue is to sensitize everyone: businesses, workers and consumers. It can be done.

  5. Hesiod:

    Observe due measure, for right timing is in all things the most important factor.

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