Associations to the word «Factor»


FACTOR, noun. (obsolete) A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization.
FACTOR, noun. (now rare) An agent or representative.
FACTOR, noun. (legal)
FACTOR, noun. A commission agent.
FACTOR, noun. A person or business organization that provides money for another's new business venture; one who finances another's business.
FACTOR, noun. A business organization that lends money on accounts receivable or buys and collects accounts receivable.
FACTOR, noun. One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result.
FACTOR, noun. (mathematics) Any of various objects multiplied together to form some whole.
FACTOR, noun. (root cause analysis) Influence; a phenomenon that affects the nature, the magnitude, and/or the timing of a consequence.
FACTOR, noun. (economics) A resource used in the production of goods or services, a factor of production.
FACTOR, noun. (Scotland) A steward or bailiff of an estate.
FACTOR, verb. (transitive) To find all the factors of (a number or other mathematical object) (the objects that divide it evenly).
FACTOR, verb. (of a number or other mathematical object) (intransitive) To be a product of other objects.
FACTOR ANALYSES, noun. Plural of factor analysis
FACTOR ANALYSIS, noun. (uncountable) (statistics) A statistical method used to describe variability among observed correlated variables in terms of one or more unobserved variables (called factors).
FACTOR ANALYSIS, noun. (countable) (statistics) A statistical study performed using the method.
FACTOR IN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To consider as a factor
FACTOR MARKET, noun. (economics) The system or infrastructure for economic exchange within which factors of production (such as labor, materials, or capital) are purchased or sold.
FACTOR OF PRODUCTION, noun. (economics) A resource used to produce goods and services, such as labor, land, or capital.
FACTOR SPACE, noun. (topology) (idiomatic) A space obtained from another by identification of points that are equivalent to one another in some equivalence relation.
FACTOR SPACE, noun. (topology) (literally relatively rare) A space which is a factor (multiplicand) in a product space.
FACTOR SPACES, noun. Plural of factor space
FACTOR THROUGH, verb. (category theory) A morphism f is said to factor through another morphism g if there is some morphism h such that either \(f = g \circ h\) or \(f = h \circ g\).

Dictionary definition

FACTOR, noun. Anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome".
FACTOR, noun. 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".
FACTOR, noun. One of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?".
FACTOR, noun. A businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission.
FACTOR, noun. Any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together.
FACTOR, noun. An independent variable in statistics.
FACTOR, 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; "genes were formerly called factors".
FACTOR, verb. Resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15".
FACTOR, verb. Be a contributing factor; "make things factor into a company's profitability".
FACTOR, verb. Consider as relevant when making a decision; "You must factor in the recent developments".

Wise words

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