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Definitions of

*from WordNet**factor*1

*factor (n.)*

anything that contributes causally to a result;

a number offactorsdetermined the outcome

*factor (n.)*

an abstract part of something;

a keyfactorin her success

*factor (n.)*

one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer;

what are the 4factorsof 6?

Synonyms: divisor

*factor (n.)*

a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission;

*factor (n.)*

any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together;

*factor (n.)*

an independent variable in statistics;

*factor (n.)*

(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;

genes were formerly calledfactors

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*factor (v.)*

resolve into factors;

a quantum computer canfactorthe number 15

Synonyms: factor in / factor out

*factor (v.)*

be a contributing factor;

make thingsfactorinto a company's profitability

*factor (v.)*

consider as relevant when making a decision;

You mustfactorin the recent developments

Synonyms: factor in / factor out

*From wordnet.princeton.edu*

### Dictionary entries near *factor*

factionalism

factious

factitious

factitive

factoid

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factotum

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faculties