verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- factor analysis,
- factor cost,
- factor group,
- factor i,
- factor ii
Origin of factor
Origin of factor VIII
Examples from the Web for factor
Therefore in our view we need to talk about our wood management before any other factor in the maturation of The Macallan.
But hold on: Factor in the runoffs, and things get weird real fast.
The ability to do that, more than anything else, may just be the true “Francis factor.”Pope Francis Wins a Battle to Welcome Gays in the Church|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After plane loads of wheat seeds were sent to India in the 1960s, farmers there were able to boost production by a factor of four.
All of these may factor into the inability to move the needle on the scale.‘The Biggest Loser’ Could Be TV’s Most Important Show Ever|Daniela Drake|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in some soils its presence may add considerably to the weight of a crop of hay, of which it is a factor.Clovers and How to Grow Them|Thomas Shaw
It has been noted already that feeling enters largely as a factor in our conscious life.Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education|Ontario Ministry of Education
The gradual weakening or loss of elastic force of the hairspring is also a factor to be considered.Rules and Practice for Adjusting Watches|Walter J. Kleinlein
If the rudimentary kinless groups do indeed constitute a factor in human evolution, they are a most important factor.Folklore as an Historical Science|George Laurence Gomme
(p. 097) By the assistance of his uncle he became soon after the factor of a rich trading widow in his native city.
- one of two or more integers or polynomials whose product is a given integer or polynomial2 and 3 are factors of 6
- an integer or polynomial that can be exactly divided into another integer or polynomial1, 2, 3, and 6 are all factors of 6
Word Origin for factor
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.