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fak tuh ring

  • n  (mathematics) the resolution of an entity into factors such that when multiplied together they give the original entity
  • v  resolve into factors
  • v  be a contributing factor
  • v  consider as relevant when making a decision

  • But as numbers get larger, factoring them becomes increasingly difficult.
  • Private economists, who have been factoring an economic stimulus package into their recovery forecasts since the attacks, are already reaching the point when it's ceasing to matter .
  • But that assessment would be meaningless without factoring in all the benefits I've enjoyed from switching to the keyboard.
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  • Doug Parker in Atlanta Journal Constitution (registration)
    Combining US Airways and Delta will create at least $1.65 billion in annual synergies beyond the value that could be created by any standalone plan,Parker said in a statement. "Factoring the synergy benefits into our offer, the current...
  • Dan Glickman in The Tennessean
    This action is an extension of our current practice of factoring under-age smoking into the rating of films,MPAA Chairman and CEO Dan Glickman said in a statement announcing the change. "Now, all smoking will be a consideration in the...
  • Donovan in SI.com
    We've got to play better,Donovan said Monday. "That's the biggest concern. There's a lot of factoring you can look into and draw opinions and conclusions, but we're going to have to play better to have a chance to win."

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