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factor

 
Noun factor has 7 senses
  1. factor - anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"
    --1 is a kind of
    cause
    --1 has particulars:
     parameter; unknown quantity; wild card; releasing factor, releasing hormone, RF; intrinsic factor
  2. component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient - an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech"
    --2 is a kind of part, section, division
    --2 has particulars: point; be-all and end-all, be all and end all
    Derived form: verb factorize1
  3. factor - any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
    --3 is a kind of
    number
    --3 has particulars:
     deflator; conversion factor; factor of proportionality, constant of proportionality
    Derived forms: verb factor1, verb factorize1
  4. divisor, factor - one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?"
    --4 is a kind of integer, whole number
    --4 has particulars:
     prime factor; equivalent-binary-digit factor; common divisor, common factor, common measure
    Derived forms: verb factor1, verb factorize1
  5. agent, factor, broker - a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
    --5 is a kind of businessperson, bourgeois
    --5 is a member of brokerage, brokerage firm, securities firm
    --5 has particulars:
     auctioneer; insurance broker, insurance agent, general agent, underwriter; investment banker, underwriter; realtor, real estate broker, real estate agent, estate agent, land agent, house agent; ship broker; stockbroker; syndic; travel agent
  6. factor - an independent variable in statistics
    --6 is a kind of
    independent variable, experimental variable
  7. gene, cistron, factor - (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 called factors"
    --7 is a kind of sequence
    --7 is a part of deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA; chromosome
    --7 has particulars:
     dominant gene; allele, allelomorph; genetic marker; homeotic gene; lethal gene; linkage group, linked genes; modifier, modifier gene; mutant gene; nonallele; operator gene; oncogene, transforming gene; polygene; proto-oncogene; recessive gene; regulatory gene, regulator gene; repressor gene; structural gene; suppressor, suppresser, suppressor gene, suppresser gene; X-linked gene; Y-linked gene, holandric gene
Verb factor has 1 sense
  1. factor, factor in, factor out - resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"
    --1 is one way to calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure
    Derived forms: noun factor4, noun factor3, noun factorization1, noun factorisation1, noun factoring1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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