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Synonyms for factor
ˈfæk tərfac·tor

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. factornoun

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

  2. factornoun

    (math.) multiplier, element of a product

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. factornoun

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


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  1. Jill Dictrow:

    I think sex has a bad connotation for two reasons. On the religious aspect, some people feel that they are not supposed to be giving their virginity away, and I think porn unfortunately has given sex a sort of degrading factor….

  2. Boris Johnson:

    (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.

  3. Arika Hoscheit:

    Some studies have been able to show that low to medium levels of circulating ketone bodies as seen in nutritional ketosis can be beneficial to the functioning of the endothelial cells in our vascular system. Protecting our vascular system benefits heart health, also, since obesity is a risk factor for heart disease, it makes sense that a ketogenic diet may indirectly benefit heart health simply by way of weight loss and weight management.

  4. Chris Beard:

    I think we're going to be a factor in Kansas City, i think we're going to be a factor in the NCAA Tournament.

  5. Per Hammarlund:

    The mood is pretty subdued, partly because of Italy – that would have a dampening effect on growth in Europe, and that is weighing on market sentiment, the other factor is the announcement by Trump that they are planning to put tariffs on some Chinese goods - that came as a surprise too given that the last sign from the administration was that they are negotiating with China.

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