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factorize

[ fak-tuh-rahyz ]
/ ˈfæk təˌraɪz /
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verb (used with object), fac·tor·ized, fac·tor·iz·ing.
Mathematics. to resolve into factors.
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Also especially British, fac·tor·ise .

Origin of factorize

First recorded in 1855–60; factor + -ize

OTHER WORDS FROM factorize

fac·tor·i·za·tion, noun
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How to use factorize in a sentence

  • I mean, sure it's hard to do this prime factorization stuff, whatever you say it is.

    Little Brother|Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for factorize

factorize

factorise

/ (ˈfæktəˌraɪz) /

verb
(tr) maths to resolve (an integer or polynomial) into factors

Derived forms of factorize

factorization or factorisation, noun
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