factor factor  /ˈfæk tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) anything that contributes causally to a result
  2. (n) an abstract part of something
  3. (n) one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
  4. (n) a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
  5. (n) any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
  6. (n) an independent variable in statistics
  7. (n) (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
  8. (v) resolve into factors
  9. (v) be a contributing factor
  10. (v) consider as relevant when making a decision

Usage(s):

  1. Many factors were considered: age, genetic risk factors, mental health status, depression, physical fitness, alcohol consumption, fine motor skills and social support.
  2. The mysterious Rh factor-in human blood had disturbed the serenity of many a mother-to-be.

News

  1. Men's desire for progeny a factor in menopause? Maybe, maybe not

    HAMILTON, Ontario, June 14 (UPI) -- Man's desire for younger women may be a factor in women's reproductive development, a/k/a menopause, researchers at McMaster University in Ontario said.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Video: Michigan Wolverines X factor

    Michigan's X factor in 2013: Defensive end Frank Clark.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs

  3. WOW! Factor Desserts Announce Receiving their GFCP Certification at The Canadian Celiac Association’s Annual Conference

    A new line of great tasting gluten-free products from WOW! Factor Desserts was launched during the CCA's annual conference in Toronto. These delicious products are newly certified by the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten-Free Certification Program (GFCP) and can be found being served at many major restaurant establishments across Canada and the United States. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

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