factor meaning

  • A factor, a Latin word meaning "who/which acts", may refer to:

    Definition of factor in English Dictionary

  • NounPLfactors
    1. OBS A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization.
      1. The factor of the trading post bought the furs. ‎
    2. (now rare) An agent or representative.
      1. (law).
        1. One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result.
          1. The greatest factor in the decision was the need for public transportation. ‎
          2. The economy was a factor in this year's budget figures. ‎
        2. (mathematics) Any of various objects multiplied together to form some whole.
          1. 3 is a factor of 12, as are 2, 4 and 6. ‎
          2. The factors of the Klein four-group are both cyclic of order 2. ‎
        3. (root cause analysis) Influence; a phenomenon that affects the nature, the magnitude, and/or the timing of a consequence.
          1. The launch temperature was a factor of the Challenger disaster. ‎
        4. (economics) A resource used in the production of goods or services, a factor of production.
          1. The ability to shift profits to low-tax countries by locating intellectual property in them [ …] is often assumed to be the preserve of high-tech companies. [ …] current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of firms to generate [ …] “stateless income”: profit subject to tax in a jurisdiction that is neither the location of the factors of production that generate the income nor where the parent firm is domiciled.
        5. (Scotland) A steward or bailiff of an estate.
        6. VerbSGfactorsPRfactoringPT, PPfactored
          1. VT To find all the factors of (a number or other mathematical object) (the objects that divide it evenly).
            1. (of a number or other mathematical object) VI To be a product of other objects.
              1. (commercial) VT To sell a debt or debts to an agent (the factor) to collect.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • Pyroptosis and pyronecrosis differ from each other, e.g. by activating factors and the dependence of caspase-1 [ 34 ].
                  • Imatinib, a multityrosine kinase inhibitor with targets, including platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR)-α and PDGFR-β, has antitumour activity in some patients with SFT.
                  • In brief, samples were coincubated with factor VII and spectrozyme fVIIa.
                2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                  • Factors known to encourage the growth of harmful bacteria inside cooling systems include the stagnation of the water.
                3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • With regard to elucidating the antithrombogenicity of the endothelial cells, we performed additional staining with anti-thrombomodulin and anti-tissue factor.
                  • Suppose is an arithmetic group defined over a global field , that the -type of is with , and that the ambient semisimple group that contains as a lattice has at least two noncocompact factors.
                  • The senescence is enhanced by exovert pressures and believed to be programmed and controlled by genetic factor.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                    • Ergative verbs
                      • Intransitive verbs
                        • Transitive verbs
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                      1. en factory
                      2. en factors
                      3. en factorial
                      4. en factored
                      5. fr factorisé
                      Source: Wiktionary
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                      Meaning of factor for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "factor" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, an ergative verb, an intransitive verb and a transitive verb.
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