Only a few, however, present the rare combination of factors required for intelligent life to exist.
We outlined several of factors in the report but I found four of them to be most compelling.
The study weighed more than a dozen factors to see which were causing the divergence in mortality rates.
Each of these factors has the potential to disrupt the U.S. economy.
Together, these factors have allowed over 20 different rebels groups to set up bases.
He is not glad at the child's suffering, but with his horizons he sees in it factors which she does not see.
For it is in the seed that these factors must be, whether they be mnemic or physical.
Outline the combination of factors that has produced New York bread made from Minnesota wheat.
Two letters of the same tenor were sent in the same manner to the other factors.
There it learned from the Dutch factors that their vessels were about to come to harass these islands.
early 15c., "agent, deputy," from Middle French facteur "agent, representative," from Latin factor "doer or maker," agent noun from past participle stem of facere "to do" (see factitious). Sense of "circumstance producing a result" is from 1816.
1610s, "act as an agent," from factor (n.). The use in mathematics is attested from 1837. Related: Factored; factoring.
factor fac·tor (fāk'tər)
One that contributes in the cause of an action.
A mathematical component that by multiplication makes up a number or expression.
A substance, such as a vitamin, that functions in a specific biochemical reaction or bodily process, such as blood coagulation.
Verb To find the factors of a number or expression. For example, the number 12 can be factored into 2 and 6, or 3 and 4, or 1 and 12.