Dictionary Results for factor


1. factor - noun

· anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"

Hypernym(s): cause




2. 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"

Synonym(s): component, constituent, element, ingredient

Hypernym(s): part, section, division




3. factor - noun

· one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?"

Synonym(s): divisor

Hypernym(s): integer, whole_number




4. factor - noun

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

Synonym(s): agent, broker

Hypernym(s): businessperson, bourgeois




5. factor - noun

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

Hypernym(s): number




6. factor - noun

· an independent variable in statistics

Hypernym(s): independent_variable, experimental_variable




7. 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"

Synonym(s): gene, cistron

Hypernym(s): sequence




8. factor - verb

· resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"

Synonym(s): factor_in, factor_out

Hypernym(s): calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work_out, reckon, figure




9. factor - verb

· be a contributing factor; "make things factor into a company's profitability"

Hypernym(s): lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring




10. factor - verb

· consider as relevant when making a decision; "You must factor in the recent developments"

Synonym(s): factor_in, factor_out

Hypernym(s): study, consider





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