HyperDic: factor

English > 10 senses of the word factor:
NOUNeventfactoranything that contributes causally to a result
cognitionfactor, component, constituent, element, ingredientan abstract part of something
quantityfactor, divisorone of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
person factor, agent, brokera businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
quantityfactorany of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
cognitionfactoran independent variable in statistics
bodyfactor, gene, cistron(genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain
VERBcognitionfactor, factor in, factor outresolve into factors
possessionfactorbe a contributing factor
cognitionfactor, factor in, factor outconsider as relevant when making a decision
factor > pronunciation
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > factor: 10 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAnything that contributes causally to a result.
Example"a number of factors determined the outcome"
NarrowerfundamentalAny factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
intrinsic factorA substance produced by the mucosa of the stomach and intestines that is essential for the absorption of vitamin B12
parameterAny factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance
releasing factor, releasing hormone, RFA substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
unknown quantityA factor in a given situation whose bearing and importance is not apparent
wild cardAn unpredictable factor
Broadercauseevents that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
Spanishcomponent, factor
Catalancomponent, factor
English > factor: 10 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn abstract part of something.
Example "a key factor in her success"
Synonymscomponent, constituent, element, ingredient
Narrowerbe-all and end-all, be all and end allThe essential factor
plot elementA component or element of the plot of a story
pointA geometric element that has position but no extension
Broaderpart, section, divisionOne of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
Spanishcomponente, constituyente, elemento, factor, ingrediente
Catalancomponent, constituent, element, factor, ingredient
Verbsfactorizeresolve (a polynomial) into factors
English > factor: 10 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningOne of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer.
Example"what are the 4 factors of 6?"
Narrowercommon divisor, common factor, common measureAn integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly
equivalent-binary-digit factorThe average number of binary digits needed to express one radix digit in a numeration system that is not binary
prime factorThe prime factors of a quantity are all of the prime quantities that will exactly divide the given quantity
Broaderinteger, whole numberAny of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero
Spanishdivisor, factor
Catalandivisor, factor
Verbsfactorresolve into factors
factorizeresolve (a polynomial) into factors
English > factor: 10 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission.
Synonymsagent, broker
Member ofbrokerage, brokerage firm, securities firmA stock broker's business
NarrowerauctioneerAn agent who conducts an auction
insurance broker, insurance agent, general agent, underwriterAn agent who sells insurance
investment banker, underwriterA banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities
real estate broker, real estate agent, estate agent, land agent, house agentA person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land
ship brokerAn agent for the ship owner
stockbrokerAn agent in the buying and selling of stocks and bonds
syndicOne appointed to represent a city or university or corporation in business transactions
travel agentsomeone who sells or arranges trips or tours for customers
Broaderbusinessperson, bourgeoisA capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
Spanishagente de negocios, agente, broker, corredor, factor, intermediario
Catalanagent de borsa, agent de negocis, corredor, factor
English > factor: 10 senses > noun 5, quantity
MeaningAny of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together.
Narrowerconversion factorfactor by which a quantity that is expressed in one set of units must be multiplied in order to convert it into another set of units
deflatorA statistical factor designed to remove the effect of inflation
factor of proportionality, constant of proportionalityThe constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y
BroadernumberA concept of quantity involving zero and units
Verbsfactorresolve into factors
factorizeresolve (a polynomial) into factors
English > factor: 10 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningAn independent variable in statistics.
Broaderindependent variable, experimental variable(statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables
English > factor: 10 senses > noun 7, body
Meaning(genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity.
Example"genes were formerly called factors"
Synonymsgene, cistron
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
molecular biologyThe branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)
Part ofchromosomeA threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order
deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA(biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix
NarrowerX-linked geneA gene located on an X chromosome
Y-linked gene, holandric geneA gene located on a Y chromosome
allele, allelomorph(genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character
dominant genegene that produces the same phenotype in the organism whether or not its allele identical
genetic markerA specific gene that produces a recognizable trait and can be used in family or population studies / studies
homeotic geneOne the genes that are involved in embryologic development
lethal geneAny gene that has an effect that causes the death of the organism at any stage / stage of life
linkage group, linked genesAny pair of genes that tend to be transmitted together
modifier, modifier geneA gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene
mutant geneA gene that has changed so that the normal transmission and expression of a trait is affected
nonallelegenes that are not competitors at the same locus
oncogene, transforming geneA gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells
operator geneA gene that activates the production of messenger RNA by adjacent structural genes
polygeneA gene that by itself has little effect on the phenotype but which can act together with others to produce observable variations
proto-oncogeneA normal gene that has the potential to become an oncogene
recessive genegene that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical
regulatory gene, regulator geneA gene that produces a repressor substance that inhibits an operator gene
repressor genegene that prevents a nonallele from being transcribed
structural geneA gene that controls the production of a specific protein or peptide
suppressor, suppresser, suppressor gene, suppresser geneA gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)
transgeneAn exogenous gene introduced into the genome of another organism
BroadersequenceSerial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
Spanishcistrón, gene, genes, gen
Catalancistrón, gen
English > factor: 10 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningresolve into factors.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"a quantum computer can factor the number 15"
Synonymsfactor in, factor out
CategoryarithmeticThe branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
Broadercalculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figuremake a mathematical calculation or computation
Spanishcontabilizar, descomponer en factores, factorizar
Nounsfactorone of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
factorany of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
factorization, factorisation, factoring(mathematics) the resolution of an entity into factors such that when multiplied together they give the original entity
English > factor: 10 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningBe a contributing factor.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"make things factor into a company's profitability"
Broaderlend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bringbestow a quality on
English > factor: 10 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningConsider as relevant when making a decision.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"You must factor in the recent developments"
Synonymsfactor in, factor out
Broaderstudy, considerGive careful consideration to

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