verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- factor analysis,
- factor cost,
- factor group,
- factor i,
- factor ii
Origin of factor
Examples from the Web for factors
Two factors made Hiram Revels especially interesting to the Washington establishment.The Black Man Who Replaced Jefferson Davis in the Senate|Philip Dray|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
A comprehensive rehabilitation approach takes into account all these factors.Understanding Tracy Morgan’s Traumatic Brain Injury|Jean Kim|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Factors that once worked against him, like his Sasquatch-esque hairstyle, are now a positive.
What factors correlate with acceptance of sexual diversity?It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country|Jay Michaelson|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These factors are most important to students and so they make up the majority of our rankings.
Assuming the milk to be normal in character, success depends on the use of a proper combination of these factors.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
The first of these was characterized by the predominance of Renaissance factors over those which were more properly plateresque.A History of Spain|Charles E. Chapman
These factors in Pacific rivalry will be discussed in detail in the following chapters.Problems of the Pacific|Frank Fox
Or possibly these factors or the need to find food and security overcame the homing tendency.An Experimental Translocation of the Eastern Timber Wolf|Thomas F. Weise
To her inexperience desperate remedies had seemed so simple, so feasible—the factors of life so few and unentwined.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
- 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.