Definitions of factor

  1. To resolve ( a quantity) into its factors.
  2. Resolve into mathematical factors.
  3. anything that contributes causally to a result; " a number of factors determined the outcome"
  4. any of the numbers ( or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
  5. an independent variable in statistics
  6. 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.
  7. A steward or bailiff of an estate.
  8. One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, from a product.
  9. One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent.
  10. A doer or transactor of business for another; one who buys and sells goods for others, on commission; one of two or more quantities, which, multiplied together, form a product.
  12. An agent in trade; one of two quantities multiplied together.
  13. A commission merchant; agent.
  14. One of two or more quantities that, when multiplied together, produce a given quantity.
  15. A foreign agent employed by merchants to buy and sell, and to transact business on their account; a steward; one of the quantities from the multiplication of which proceeds the product; anything which contributes to a result.
  16. An agent employed by merchants or proprietors to do business for them, or to sell their goods on commission; in Scot., a land- steward; in arith., a multiplier or multiplicand.