Definitions for Factorˈfæk tər

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  1. factor(noun)

    anything that contributes causally to a result

    "a number of factors determined the outcome"

  2. component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient(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"

  3. divisor, factor(noun)

    one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer

    "what are the 4 factors of 6?"

  4. agent, factor, broker(noun)

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

  5. factor(noun)

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

  6. factor(noun)

    an independent variable in statistics

  7. gene, cistron, factor(verb)

    (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"

  8. factor, factor in, factor out(verb)

    resolve into factors

    "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"

  9. factor(verb)

    be a contributing factor

    "make things factor into a company's profitability"

  10. factor, factor in, factor out(verb)

    consider as relevant when making a decision

    "You must factor in the recent developments"

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  1. Factor(n.)

    One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent; a contributory cause.

  2. Origin: [L. factor a doer: cf. F. facteur a factor. See Fact.]

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  1. factor(Noun)

    A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization

    The factor of the trading post bought the furs.

  2. factor(Noun)

    An agent or representative.

  3. factor(Noun)

    An integral part

  4. factor(Noun)

    Any of various objects multiplied together to form some whole

  5. factor(Noun)

    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.

  6. factor(Verb)

    To find all the factors of (a number or other mathematical object) (the objects that divide it evenly).

  7. factor(Verb)

    To be a product of other objects.

  8. Origin: From factor, from factus, perfect passive participle of facio.

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  1. Factor(noun)

    one who transacts business for another; an agent; a substitute; especially, a mercantile agent who buys and sells goods and transacts business for others in commission; a commission merchant or consignee. He may be a home factor or a foreign factor. He may buy and sell in his own name, and he is intrusted with the possession and control of the goods; and in these respects he differs from a broker

  2. Factor(noun)

    a steward or bailiff of an estate

  3. Factor(noun)

    one of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, from a product

  4. Factor(noun)

    one of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent

  5. Factor(verb)

    to resolve (a quantity) into its factors

  6. Origin: [L. factor a doer: cf. F. facteur a factor. See Fact.]

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    FACTOR is a "private non-profit organization, ... dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian independent recording industry". Founded in 1982, FACTOR has been administering public money since 1986. From an inaugural budget of $200,000 CAD, they now distribute over $11.5 million dollars annually. The merit-based approach of monetary distribution used by FACTOR and Canadian music video funding organization VideoFACT, is not without critics. In 2009, the organizations came under public scrutiny when a letter written by Unfamiliar Records founder Greg Ipp was republished on the internet - in turn promoting the idea that bigger image-based bands shouldn’t be getting such a huge amount of those finite funds as it leaves relatively little, if any, funding for the smaller up-and-coming bands. Notable recording artists who have received FACTOR grants include: ⁕Alexisonfire ⁕Jann Arden ⁕Bedouin Soundclash ⁕Blue Rodeo ⁕Dave Borins ⁕BOY ⁕Jason Collett ⁕The Johnstones ⁕The Dears ⁕K'naan ⁕Mark Sultan ⁕Metric ⁕Michael Kulas ⁕Moneen ⁕Propaghandi ⁕Protest The Hero ⁕Sam Roberts ⁕The Trews

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  1. factor

    See coefficient of X.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Factor' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1642

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Factor' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2333

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Factor' in Nouns Frequency: #271

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