[ muhl-tee-fak-tawr-ee-uhl, -tohr-, muhl-tahy- ]
/ ˌmʌl ti fækˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, ˌmʌl taɪ- /
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having or stemming from a number of different causes or influences: Some medical researchers regard cancer as a multifactorial disease.
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OTHER WORDS FROM multifactorialmul·ti·fac·to·ri·al·ly, adverb
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I think not repealing it at this point is probably multifactorial.The Opioid Tragedy, Part 2: “It’s Not a Death Sentence” (Ep. 403)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 23, 2020|Freakonomics
British Dictionary definitions for multifactorial
/ (ˌmʌltɪfækˈtɔːrɪəl) /
genetics of or designating inheritance that depends on more than one gene
involving or including a number of elements or factors
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