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Etymology

From Latin factor, doer or maker, from perfect passive participle factus, done or made, from verb facere, do or make

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
factor

Plural
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  1. A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization
    The factor of the trading post bought the furs.
  2. An integral part
    The greatest factor in the decision was the need for public transportation.
    The economy was a factor in this year's budget figures.
  3. (mathematics) Any of various objects multiplied together to form some whole
    3 is a factor of 12, as are 2, 4 and 6.
    The factors of the Klein four-group are both cyclic of order 2.
  4. (Root Cause Analysis) Influence; a phenomenon that affects the nature, the magnitude, and/or the timing of a consequence
    The launch temperature was a factor of the Challenger disaster.

Quotations

  • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 38
    The first thousand primes...marched in order before him...the complete sequence of all those numbers that possessed no factors except themselves and unity.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to factor

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to factor (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To find all the factors of (a number or other mathematical object) (the objects that divide it evenly).
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be a product of other objects.

Translations

Derived terms


Latin

Etymology

From verb facere, do or make

Noun

factor, genitive factoris, plural factores

  1. doer, maker; one who or which does or makes something

Spanish

Noun

factor m. (plural factores)

Singular
factor m.

Plural
factores m.

  1. factor

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