one of the elements contributing to a particular result or situation: Poverty is only one of the factors in crime.
Mathematics. one of two or more numbers, algebraic expressions, or the like, that when multiplied together produce a given product; a divisor: 6 and 3 are factors of 18.
any of certain substances necessary to a biochemical or physiological process, especially those whose exact nature
and function are unknown.
a business organization
that lends money on accounts receivable or buys and collects accounts receivable.
a person who acts or transacts business for another; an agent.
an agent entrusted with the possession
of goods to be sold in the agent's name
; a merchant earning a commission by selling goods belonging to others.
a person or business organization that provides money for another's new business venture; one who finances another's business.
Scot. the steward or bailiff of an estate.
verb (used with object)
to express (a mathematical quantity) as a product of two or more quantities of like kind, as 30 = 2·3·5, or x2
) (x − y
). Compare expand (def. 4a).
to act as a factor for.
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verb (used without object) Verb phrase 13.
factor in/into, to include as an essential element, especially in forecasting or planning: You must factor insurance payments into the cost of maintaining a car.
Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English factoRelated forms
< Latin factor
maker, perpetrator, equivalent to fac
) to make, do + -tor -tor