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Definition of the noun factor
What does factor mean as a name of something?
Factor is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 1000 most common nouns in informational written English.
noun - plural: factors
- anything that contributes causally to a result
- example: a number of factors determined the outcome
- lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
- more generic word: cause = events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
- more specific terms:
- fundamental = any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business
- parameter = any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance
- unknown quantity = a factor in a given situation whose bearing and importance is not apparent
- wild card = an unpredictable factor
- releasing hormone / releasing factor / RF = a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland
- intrinsic factor = a substance produced by the mucosa of the stomach and intestines that is essential for the absorption of vitamin B12
- an abstract part of something
- example: a key factor in her success
- lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
- synonyms of factor: component / constituent / element / ingredient
- more generic words: division / part / section = one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
- more specific terms:
- one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
- example: what are the 4 factors of 6?
- lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
- synonym of factor: divisor
- more generic terms: integer / whole number = any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero
- more specific terms:
- prime factor = the prime factors of a quantity are all of the prime quantities that will exactly divide the given quantity
- equivalent-binary-digit factor = the average number of binary digits needed to express one radix digit in a numeration system that is not binary
- common divisor / common measure / common factor = an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly
- a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
- lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
- synonyms of factor: agent / broker
- more generic words: bourgeois / businessperson = a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise
- more specific terms:
- auctioneer = an agent who conducts an auction
- insurance broker / insurance agent / general agent / underwriter = an agent who sells insurance
- investment banker / underwriter = a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities
- real estate broker / real estate agent / estate agent / house agent / land agent = a person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land
- ship broker = an agent for the ship owner
- stockbroker = an agent in the buying and selling of stocks and bonds
- syndic = one appointed to represent a city or university or corporation in business transactions
- travel agent = someone who sells or arranges trips or tours for customers
- member of: brokerage / brokerage firm / securities firm = a stock broker's business
- any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
- lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
- more generic word: number = a concept of quantity involving zero and units
- more specific terms:
- deflator = a statistical factor designed to remove the effect of inflation
- conversion factor = factor by which a quantity that is expressed in one set of units must be multiplied in order to convert it into another set of units
- constant of proportionality / factor of proportionality = the constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y
- an independent variable in statistics
- (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
- example: genes were formerly called factors
- domains: genetic science / genetics; molecular biology
- lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
- synonyms of factor: cistron / gene
- more generic word: sequence = serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
- more specific terms:
- dominant gene = gene that produces the same phenotype in the organism whether or not its allele identical
- allelomorph / allele = either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character
- genetic marker = a specific gene that produces a recognizable trait and can be used in family or population studies
- homeotic gene = one the genes that are involved in embryologic development
- lethal gene = any gene that has an effect that causes the death of the organism at any stage of life
- linkage group / linked genes = any pair of genes that tend to be transmitted together
- modifier gene / modifier = a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene
- mutant gene = a gene that has changed so that the normal transmission and expression of a trait is affected
- nonallele = genes that are not competitors at the same locus
- operator gene = a gene that activates the production of messenger RNA by adjacent structural genes
- transforming gene / oncogene = a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells
- polygene = a gene that by itself has little effect on the phenotype but which can act together with others to produce observable variations
- proto-oncogene = a normal gene that has the potential to become an oncogene
- recessive gene = gene that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical
- regulatory gene / regulator gene = a gene that produces a repressor substance that inhibits an operator gene
- repressor gene = gene that prevents a nonallele from being transcribed
- structural gene = a gene that controls the production of a specific protein or peptide
- suppresser gene / suppressor gene / suppresser / suppressor = a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene
- transgene = an exogenous gene introduced into the genome of another organism
- X-linked gene = a gene located on an X chromosome
- holandric gene / Y-linked gene = a gene located on a Y chromosome
- part of: chromosome = a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; deoxyribonucleic acid / desoxyribonucleic acid / DNA = a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix
Alternative definition of the noun factor
- A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization
- An integral part
- [mathematics] Any of various objects multiplied together to form some whole
- [context: root cause analysis] Influence; a phenomenon that affects the nature, the magnitude, and/or the timing of a consequence
Definition of the verb factor
What does factor mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: factored | factoring | factors
- resolve into factors
- example: a quantum computer can factor the number 15
- domain: arithmetic
- lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
- synonyms of factor: factor in / factor out
- more generic terms: calculate / cipher / compute / cypher / figure / reckon / work out = make a mathematical calculation or computation
- be a contributing factor
- consider as relevant when making a decision
Alternative definition of the verb factor
- [transitive] To find all the factors of (a number or other mathematical object) (the objects that divide it evenly).
- [context: of a number or other mathematical object, intransitive] To be a product of other objects.
Who is Factor?
Factor: Graham Murawsky, better known by his stage name Factor, is an underground hip hop producer from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is a founder of Side Road Records.
- nationality: Canada
- profession: Music producer
- member of musical groups:
- genres: Underground hip hop, Alternative hip hop
- albums: "13 Stories (A Prelude)", "Lawson Graham", "The Landmark", "Drumbo", "Owl Hours", "Saffron", "Only Death Can Kill You", "Sovereign Soul"
Factor is a fictional character from the 1950 film Snow Dog.
Factor is a Building.
- Factor is a stack-oriented programming language created by Slava Pestov. Factor is dynamically typed and has automatic memory management, as well as powerful metaprogramming features. The language has a single implementation featuring a self-hosted optimizing compiler and an interactive development environment. The Factor distribution includes a large standard library.
- official website: www.factorcode.org
- Factor: A factor, Latin for "doer, maker", is a mercantile fiduciary who receives and sells goods on commission, transacting business in his own name and not disclosing his principal, and historically with his seat at a factory. A factor differs from a commission merchant in that a factor takes possession of goods on consignment, whereas a commission merchant sells goods not in his possession on the basis of samples. Most modern factor business is in the textile field, but factors are also used to a great extent in the shoe, furniture, hardware, and other industries, and the trade areas in which factors operate have increased.
- Factor: In music, a factor or chord factor is a member or component of a chord. These are named root, third, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth, eleventh, thirteenth, and so on, for their generic interval above the root. In harmony, the consonance and dissonance of a chord factor and a nonchord tone are distinguished, respectively.
- FACTOR is a "private non-profit organization, ... dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian independent recording industry".
- Factor: On Unix-like computer systems, factor is a utility for factoring an integer into its prime factors.
- Factor: In Scotland a factor is a person or firm charged with superintending or managing properties and estates—sometimes where the owner or landlord is unable to or uninterested in attending to such details personally, or in tenements in which several owners of individual flats contribute to the factoring of communal areas.
Phrases with Factor
Phrases starting with the word Factor:
- factor i
- factor v
- factor x
- factor ii
- factor in
- factor iv
- factor ix
- factor xi
- factor iii
- factor out
- factor vii
- factor xii
- factor xiii
Phrases ending with the word Factor:
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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Factor
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Soils and the Environment (2012)
A Guide to Soil Surveys and their Applications by Gerald Olson
factor is a measure of the erosive potential of the rainfall within a locality to move the soil under long-term average climatic conditions. The K values are dependent upon the characteristics of the soil profile (Table 40).
The Standard of Knowledge for the Aviation, Space & Defense Industry Quality Practitioner: The AS&D Quality Body of Knowledge (BoK) Version 1 (2012)
by Michael Dreikorn
The second factor is an uncertain economy, which has kept many professionals from entering retirement and creating an unknown variable as to when they may exit the industry. The third factor is the global outsourcing of work.
The fourth factor is that process knowledge is not well documented in the AS&D industry.
by Rick Riolo, Jason H. Moore, Mark Kotanchek
The second factor is the format of the workshop which leads to an effective dialogue between academics and practitioners. The secret is in an almost optimal time balance between presentations, discussions, and networking. The most exciting ...
by Dash, Sujata, Subudhi, Bidyadhar
The c1 factor is a constant called the cognitive (or personal or local) weight. The r1 factor is a random variable in the range [0, ...
Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (2008)
Diagnosis, Management,and Control by Sagar M. Goyal, Julia F. Ridpath
The first factor is the infectiousness of the virus strain, given the exposure dosage and route of infection, referred to as the coefficient of infectiousness (IS). The latter is a measure of the probability that infection will be transmitted to a ...
by Bob Oros
The second factor is the cuts of beef used. Some parts of the carcass are normally darker than others. The use and concentration of hearts and tongues in the ground beef mixture will also affect the color and texture of the raw and cooked ...
Desert Development (2012)
Man and Technology in Sparselands by Yehuda Gradus
As previously stated, the first factor is the difference in radiation between the urban space and the surrounding open space. The second factor is the daytime storage of heat in the buildings' mass and its release during the evening hours.
by Ivan Marsa-Maestre, Miguel A. Lopez-Carmona, Takayuki Ito, Minjie Zhang, Quan Bai, Katsuhide Fujita
The first factor is the amount of negotiation time left. The more the negotiation time has passed, the less utility an agent may obtain due to discounting effect. Therefore we need to carefully balance between the possible utility gain by being ...
by Ronald Marks, Gerd Plewig
The first factor is that Australia has a hot, sunny climate with high levels of insolation, being greatest in the summer period, but...
Mechanical Engineering (1912)
DIAGRAM FACTOR The diagram factor is the proportion borne by the mean eifective pressure measured from the actual diagram to that of an ideal diagram which represents the maximum'power obtainable from the steam accounted for by ...
by Chris Seiple, Dennis R. Hoover, Pauletta Otis
One such risk factor is a discourse centered on “blood”: “blood belonging,” “blood pollution,” and “blood sacrifice” (Ehrenreich...
A third risk factor is the presence of sacred centers, particularly contested ones (Hassner 2003; Hassner 2009).
Natural Rubber Materials (2013)
Volume 2: Composites and Nanocomposites by Sabu Thomas, Chin Han Chan, Laly A Pothen, Jithin Joy, Hanna Maria
The first factor is the degree of strain crystallization. At any tear rate, the tearing energy increases in increasing order of the degree of strain crystallization, NR4ENR 254ENR 50. The second factor is the glass transition temperature of the ...
Unlocking Business Opportunities in Gulf Co-Operation Council (GCC) Markets by D. Chadee, B. Roxas, T. Rogmans
The second factor is the availability of financial resources to support business expansion plans. The third factor is the current stock of the firm's knowledge about local markets. The fourth factor relates to the firm's knowledge of the unique social ...
by Igor Malyshev
The first factor is the localization of HSP70; whether it is intracellular, on the cell surface, or in circulation. Intracellular HSP70 protects the cell and restricts cytokine production, whereas extracellular HSP70 stimulates cytokine production and ...
Baseball's All-Time Greatest Fielders Revealed by Michael Humphreys
The first factor is the total number of balls in play that Cardinal pitchers allowed to be hit anywhere in the field (that is, the number of opponent batters facing pitchers not resulting in a strikeout, walk, hit batsman or homerun, or BFP – SO – BB ...
by A. Glikson
The second factor is a plan to establish a town of 100,000 inhabitants (Lelystad) in the region.
The third factor is the increasing need of recreation land, now felt in the Netherlands to such an extent that it is considered “economic” to reclaim ...
by Richard K. Abrams, Michael Taylor
Many of these risks are examined in "Pandora's Box," but perhaps the most important single factor is that the change process may...
by Yinqiu Lu, Salih N. Neftci
The first factor is that the markets for commodity options are rather limited in size and depth, and are therefore unlikely to be able to...
The first factor is the importance of the technology in enabling warfighting impact in a breakthrough, transformational, or critically essential manner. The second factor is the importance of the specific capability the technology enables: for ...
by Jeffrey M. Elliot, Sheikh R. Ali
The President and the Electorate Availability Factor The sum total of the qualifications and elec- tability of a potential candidate as evaluated by party members. Availability factor particularly refers to a candidate's ability to attract and influence ...
A Dictionary of Epidemiology (2014)
by Miquel Porta
FACTOR 1. An event, characteristic, or other definable entity that leads to a change in a health condition or other defined outcome. See also CAUSALITY; CAUSATION OF DISEASE, FACTORS IN. 2. A synonym for (categorical) independent ...
by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu
Motivation is without doubt the factor to which foreign language teaching attributes most influence and also the greatest potential for intervention, from a teaching perspective. Motivation is an affective factor ...
Volume 5 - Blowers to Calcination by John J. McKetta Jr
In a roll-type press, more so than in other types of pressure compaction equipment, other variables influencing these requirements are bulk density of the feed material, flowability properties, compressibility factor, roll speed, roll gap. roll ...
by Carrick Devine, M. Dikeman
Myostatin, also known as growth and differentiation factor 8 (GDF-8), belongs to the transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) superfamily. The TGF-β superfamily encompasses a large group of secreted growth and differentiation factors that play ...
by Núria Gala, Reinhard Rapp, Gemma Bel-Enguix
Factor. Joseph Mariani and Gil Francopoulo Abstract We feel it is important to have a clear picture of what exists in terms of Language Resources and Evaluation (LRE) in order to be able to carry on research investigations in computational ...
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- Big Pink Factor
A large poppy with some serious color going on
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- Impact Factor Boxing (with Google)
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- Crop factor dan FOV learning.
Taken with Nikon F80 + Nikkor AF-S DX 18mm - 70mm F3.5 -4.5G ED + Kodak T-Max 100
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- *Red Alert* The weeeee factor
A very late evening view from Longueuil
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Videos about Factor
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- DX/FX Crop Factor Explanation
An explanation of what the term 'crop factor' means in relationship to FX lenses on DX bodies, and all the fun stuff that goes with it.
- Remainder Theorem & Factor Theorem: Definition & Examples
16 - Higher-Degree Polynomial Functions: Help and Review.
- Factor Endowments and Factor Prices--An intuitive explanation
Gives an intuitive explanation of how factor prices are determined in the Heckscher-Ohlin Model.
- Tumor necrosis factor Meaning
Video shows what tumor necrosis factor means. Any of several polypeptide hormones, produced by macrophages, that can destroy some cancer cells. Tumor ...
- Factor Tree Explanation
A explanation a factor tree with 36.
- Scale Factor Explanation Video
- The True Meaning of Christmas (The Nativity Factor 2012 Youth Contest Entry)
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS VIDEO...
- Dimensions (2 of 3: A More Flexible Definition - Scale Factor)
- Factor Meaning
Video shows what factor means. A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization.. An agent or representative.. A commission agent.
- The Meaning of Christmas (The Nativity Factor 2013 Contest Entry)
This is an entry to The Nativity Factor (Adult Category), a short film competition from ITN Productions and Jerusalem Productions. The Nativity Factor is your ...
- De novo transcription factor binding site definition with CoreSearch
A quick way to define transcription factor binding sites from large scale chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) data.
- De novo transcription factor binding site definition with MatDefine
Define a transcription factor binding site matrix from a number of experimentally determined binding sequences.
- Factor: an extensible interactive language
Google Tech Talks October 27, 2008 ABSTRACT Factor is a general-purpose programming language which has been in development for a little over five years ...
- Face Up Factor (Effect Description)
A description of an original, easy-to-perform, yet, extremely, powerful, playing card effect.
- EFL Scale Factor + Finger Size
- The O'Reily Factor - October 5, 2012 - Body Language with Tonya Reiman
On this Body Language segment of the O'Reily Factor, Bill and Tanya Reiman analyze the candidates movements during the first Presidential Debate.
- Tonya Reiman body language on the O'Reilly Factor of Pelosi, Kerry and Bill Clinton
- Why Venus Factor - Detailed description about the program
- C Factor 2012 - The Verb
The runners-up of the Cassington C Factor 2012, The Verb, perform American Idiot in front of four judges including Selfy (Oxford United commentator from Jack ...
- Tonya Reiman on IMUS - Body Language, YES FACTOR
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Quotes about Factor
Emphasis was usually put on the horizontal acceleration factor, for the simple reason that ordinary structures have a built-in safety factor for the vertical component; that is, gravity. (Charles Francis Richter)
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Scrabble value of F4A1C3T1O1R1
The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
Anagrams of FACTOR
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- ACT FOR
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