- factor xiii,
- factorial experiment,
- factory farm,
- factory outlet,
- factory price
Origin of factoring
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of factor
Examples from the Web for factoring
Back when Roman Polanski won for The Pianist, did you feel the same way about not factoring in sexual matters?An Oscar Voter Spills Secrets on Woodygate, Wolfgate, and Awards Scandals|Michael Musto|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Synagogues were counted by factoring both the number in that same ASARB report and also the number listed on Citysearch.com.
Factoring in time for edits, that gave him only three months.
- 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.