NOUN | event | factor | anything that contributes causally to a result |
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cognition | factor, component, constituent, element, ingredient | an abstract part of something | |

quantity | factor, divisor | one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer | |

person | factor, agent, broker | a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission | |

quantity | factor | any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together | |

cognition | factor | an independent variable in statistics | |

body | factor, gene, cistron | (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain | |

VERB | cognition | factor, factor in, factor out | resolve into factors |

possession | factor | be a contributing factor | |

cognition | factor, factor in, factor out | consider as relevant when making a decision |

Sounds | fae'kter | |
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Rhymes | abductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter... |

Meaning | Anything that contributes causally to a result. | |
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Example | "a number of factors determined the outcome" | |

Narrower | fundamental | Any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business |

intrinsic factor | A substance produced by the mucosa of the stomach and intestines that is essential for the absorption of vitamin B12 | |

parameter | Any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance | |

releasing factor, releasing hormone, RF | A substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland | |

unknown quantity | A factor in a given situation whose bearing and importance is not apparent | |

wild card | An unpredictable factor | |

Broader | cause | events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something |

Spanish | component, factor | |

Catalan | component, factor |

Meaning | An abstract part of something. | |
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Example | "a key factor in her success" | |

Synonyms | component, constituent, element, ingredient | |

Narrower | be-all and end-all, be all and end all | The essential factor |

plot element | A component or element of the plot of a story | |

point | A geometric element that has position but no extension | |

Broader | part, section, division | One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole |

Spanish | componente, constituyente, elemento, factor, ingrediente | |

Catalan | component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient | |

Verbs | factorize | resolve (a polynomial) into factors |

Meaning | One of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer. | |
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Example | "what are the 4 factors of 6?" | |

Synonym | divisor | |

Narrower | common divisor, common factor, common measure | An integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly |

equivalent-binary-digit factor | The average number of binary digits needed to express one radix digit in a numeration system that is not binary | |

prime factor | The prime factors of a quantity are all of the prime quantities that will exactly divide the given quantity | |

Broader | integer, whole number | Any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero |

Spanish | divisor, factor | |

Catalan | divisor, factor | |

Verbs | factor | resolve into factors |

factorize | resolve (a polynomial) into factors |

Meaning | Any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together. | |
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Narrower | conversion factor | factor 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 |

deflator | A statistical factor designed to remove the effect of inflation | |

factor of proportionality, constant of proportionality | The constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y | |

Broader | number | A concept of quantity involving zero and units |

Spanish | factor | |

Catalan | factor | |

Verbs | factor | resolve into factors |

factorize | resolve (a polynomial) into factors |

Meaning | An independent variable in statistics. | |
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Broader | independent variable, experimental variable | (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables |

Spanish | factor |

Meaning | resolve into factors. | |
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Pattern | Somebody ----s something | |

Example | "a quantum computer can factor the number 15" | |

Synonyms | factor in, factor out | |

Category | arithmetic | The branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations |

Broader | calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure | make a mathematical calculation or computation |

Spanish | contabilizar, descomponer en factores, factorizar | |

Nouns | factor | one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer |

factor | any 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 |

Meaning | Be a contributing factor. | |
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Pattern | Something is ----ing PP | |

Example | "make things factor into a company's profitability" | |

Broader | lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring | bestow a quality on |

Meaning | Consider as relevant when making a decision. | |
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Pattern | Somebody ----s something | |

Example | "You must factor in the recent developments" | |

Synonyms | factor in, factor out | |

Broader | study, consider | Give careful consideration to |

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