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  • n  anything that contributes causally to a result
    a number of factors determined the outcome
  • n  an abstract part of something
    a key factor in her success
  • n  one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
    what are the 4 factors of 6?
  • n  a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
  • n  any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
  • n  an independent variable in statistics
  • 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
    genes were formerly called factors
  • v  resolve into factors
    a quantum computer can factor the number 15
  • v  be a contributing factor
    make things factor into a company's profitability
  • v  consider as relevant when making a decision
    You must factor in the recent developments

  • After analyzing the dozens of factors that fertility specialists consider when helping couples conceive, the Stanford researchers whittled down the list to the four most powerful .
  • Many factors were considered: age, genetic risk factors, mental health status, depression, physical fitness, alcohol consumption, fine motor skills and social support.
  • Assuming those citing Rudy's views on social issues as a "major factor" are doing so in the negative (i.
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