Definitions of factor

  1. a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
  2. one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; " what are the 4 factors of 6?"
  3. a segment of DNA found on a chromosome that codes for a particular protein; a unit of heredity; " genes were formerly called factors"
  4. anything that contributes causally to a result; " a number of factors determined the outcome"
  5. any of the numbers ( or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
  6. ( 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"
  7. an independent variable in statistics
  8. 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".
  9. resolve into factors; " a quantum computer can factor the number 15"
  10. 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.
  11. A steward or bailiff of an estate.
  12. One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, from a product.
  13. One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent.
  14. To resolve ( a quantity) into its factors.
  15. An agent; one who transacts business for another; one of two or more quantities ( multiplier and multiplicand) which, multiplied together, give a product; any circumstance, etc., which produces a result.
  16. Resolve into mathematical factors.
  17. 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.
  19. An agent in trade; one of two quantities multiplied together.
  20. A commission merchant; agent.
  21. One of two or more quantities that, when multiplied together, produce a given quantity.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.

Quotes of factor

  1. A straight factor is important in any comedy, because you need something to tee it up and also to ground it. – Jason Bateman
  2. Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress. There has really never been any progress without it. – James H. Breasted
  3. Boundaries are actually the main factor in space, just as the present, another boundary, is the main factor in time. – Eduardo Chillida
  4. To me, length is an artificial and arbitrary factor in a film. – Frank Darabont
  5. I think it's an extremely important factor to have your team together. It goes back to having distractions. When you all stay together for a period of time you're not training people or feeling out different personalities. – Larry Dixon
  6. The standard growth theory tells us that economic growth in per capita basis comes from mainly two sources: capital deepening and total factor productivity growth, or TFP growth. – Toshihiko Fukui
  7. I think love is a huge factor in fiction and in real life. Is there a risk? Always. In fiction and in life. – Alice Hoffman
  8. Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. – William James
  9. For both reasons, owing to the thermal motion and to the working together of various wavelengths, factors arise which, in a similar manner to the structural factor exert some influence upon the brightness of the interference points but not upon their location. – Max von Laue
  10. I will fight in the United States Senate this year to fund a servicing mission to Hubble by 2008, a mission that would potentially increase Hubble's power and efficiency by a factor of 10 and allow us to look back almost to the beginning of the universe. – Barbara Mikulski
  11. It was just like Howlin' Wolf. Once you arrive at the point that you understand it, the emotional factor is darker than some of the saddest blues stuff. – Robert Quine
  12. What emerged, of course, was that the magnitude scale presupposed that all earthquakes were alike except for a constant scaling factor And this proved to be closer to the truth than we expected. – Charles Francis Richter
  13. I explained that we would like to adjust our position on the Syrian question to theirs, as, in our view, they are the decisive factor in our relations with our neighbors, and Syria is unimportant. – Moshe Sharett

Usage examples for factor

  1. These improvised field batteries might be of service in maintaining the line of communication if any advance of British troops be made, but as an actual factor in any defensive or offensive movements which the forces may undertake, their restricted utility escapes all serious consideration, and puts our present artillery almost at once out of action. – The Siege of Mafeking (1900) by J. Angus Hamilton
  2. I just didn't consider him a factor to be reckoned with, and I should have known better. – Rebels of the Red Planet by Charles Louis Fontenay
  3. Then Bayliss' men could be a saving factor – Rebel Spurs by Andre Norton
  4. How to acquire this vital factor is suggested in its very analysis: Live with your subject until you are convinced of its importance. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  5. They can be improved, made clean, and wholesome, and thus become a positive factor in the development of right character. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  6. I must not, however, utter a word which suggests that the Department has any ground of complaint against the country for the spirit in which it has been met; especially as there was one factor to be taken into account which made it difficult for public opinion to approve of our policy. – Ireland In The New Century by Horace Plunkett
  7. He was thinking of this factor of chance. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  8. The voluntary factor as a means of regulating the heat loss in man, is one of great importance. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  9. Nevertheless, the French outfit was a factor to be reckoned with. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  10. It will not " saw alone"; the one indispensable factor may still be lacking. – Rural Life and the Rural School by Joseph Kennedy
  11. So long as there is war, this psychological factor will make it an even, undecided combat despite all laws of logic. – For Every Man A Reason by Patrick Wilkins
  12. Fire was a factor common to all these frenzies. – Oomphel in the Sky by Henry Beam Piper
  13. By its complicated movements it is an important factor in chewing, in swallowing, and in articulate speech. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  14. There is the factor of luck, always large of course, though not quite so large as a great many people suppose, and the factor of intelligence. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  15. " Even if you got through the pickets of majara, Blachland," struck in Sybrandt, when this man had retired; " you'd have another factor to reckon with. – The Triumph of Hilary Blachland by Bertram Mitford
  16. Its frequency during the months of July and August is an important factor in the sum of outdoor enjoyment. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  17. But the colored vote was the important factor which now had to be considered and taken into account. – The Facts of Reconstruction by John R. Lynch
  18. She had spoken so earnestly to him, as if his presence were somehow a factor in her wish. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  19. With the development of our industries the foreign commerce of the United States must rapidly become a still more essential factor in its economic welfare. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various

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