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Definitions of factor:
  • noun:   an independent variable in statistics
  • noun:   anything that contributes causally to a result
    Example: "A number of factors determined the outcome"
  • noun:   any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
  • noun:   a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
  • noun:   one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
    Example: "What are the 4 factors of 6?"
  • noun:   (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"
  • noun:   an abstract part of something
    Example: "A key factor in her success"
  • verb:   resolve into factors
    Example: "A quantum computer can factor the number 15"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #18721)

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