Fa"cient\, n. [L. faciens, -- entis, p. pr. of facere to make, do. See Fact.]

1. One who does anything, good or bad; a doer; an agent. [Obs.] --Bp. Hacket.

2. (Mach.) (a) One of the variables of a quantic as distinguished from a coefficient. (b) The multiplier.

Note: The terms facient, faciend, and factum, may imply that the multiplication involved is not ordinary multiplication, but is either some specified operation, or, in general, any mathematical operation. See Multiplication.
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