Factor Meaning

There are 10 meaning(s) for word Factor

Factor Meaning 1 : a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

    Synonyms : agent,  broker
Factor Meaning 2 : (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

    Synonyms : cistron,  gene
Factor Meaning 3 : an abstract part of something

    Example : a key factor in her success

    Synonyms : component,  constituent,  element,  ingredient
Factor Meaning 4 : one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer

    Example : what are the 4 factors of 6?

    Synonyms : divisor
Factor Meaning 5 : consider as relevant when making a decision

    Example : You must factor in the recent developments

    Synonyms : factor in,  factor out
Factor Meaning 6 : resolve into factors

    Example : a quantum computer can factor the number 15

    Synonyms : factor in,  factor out
Factor Meaning 7 : an independent variable in statistics

Factor Meaning 8 : any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together

Factor Meaning 9 : anything that contributes causally to a result

    Example : a number of factors determined the outcome

Factor Meaning 10 : be a contributing factor

    Example : make things factor into a company's profitability