Definition of FACTORS

noun : FACTORS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech" ;

  • 3. (

    ) one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?" ;

  • 5. (

    ) any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together ;

  • 6. (

    ) an independent variable in statistics ;

  • 7. (

    ) (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" ;

verb : FACTORS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) be a contributing factor; "make things factor into a company's profitability" ;


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