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Factor vs. Characteristics

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Factornoun

(obsolete) A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization.

‘The factor of the trading post bought the furs.’;

Characteristicsnoun

plural of characteristic

Factornoun

An agent or representative.

‘1985 Haynes Owners Workshop Manual, BMW’;

Factornoun

(legal)

Factornoun

A commission agent.

Factornoun

A person or business organization that provides money for another's new business venture; one who finances another's business.

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Factornoun

A business organization that lends money on accounts receivable or buys and collects accounts receivable.

Factornoun

One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result.

‘The greatest factor in the decision was the need for public transportation.’; ‘The economy was a factor in this year's budget figures.’;

Factornoun

(mathematics) Any of various objects multiplied together to form some whole.

‘3 is a factor of 12, as are 2, 4 and 6.’; ‘The factors of the Klein four-group are both cyclic of order 2.’;

Factornoun

(root cause analysis) Influence; a phenomenon that affects the nature, the magnitude, and/or the timing of a consequence.

‘The launch temperature was a factor of the Challenger disaster.’;

Factornoun

(economics) A resource used in the production of goods or services, a factor of production.

Factornoun

(Scotland) A steward or bailiff of an estate.

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Factorverb

(transitive) To find all the factors of (a number or other mathematical object) (the objects that divide it evenly).

Factorverb

To be a product of other objects.

Factorverb

To sell a debt or debts to an agent (the factor) to collect.

Factornoun

One who transacts business for another; an agent; a substitute; especially, a mercantile agent who buys and sells goods and transacts business for others in commission; a commission merchant or consignee. He may be a home factor or a foreign factor. He may buy and sell in his own name, and he is intrusted with the possession and control of the goods; and in these respects he differs from a broker.

‘My factor sends me word, a merchant's fledThat owes me for a hundred tun of wine.’;

Factornoun

A steward or bailiff of an estate.

Factornoun

One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, form a product.

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Factornoun

One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent; a contributory cause.

‘The materal and dynamical factors of nutrition.’;

Factorverb

To resolve (a quantity) into its factors.

Factornoun

anything that contributes causally to a result;

‘a number of factors determined the outcome’;

Factornoun

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’;

Factornoun

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

Factornoun

one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer;

‘what are the 4 factors of 6?’;

Factornoun

a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

Factornoun

an independent variable in statistics

Factornoun

(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’;

Factorverb

resolve into factors;

‘a quantum computer can factor the number 15’;

Factornoun

a circumstance, fact, or influence that contributes to a result

‘his skill was a factor in ensuring that so much was achieved’; ‘she worked fast, conscious of the time factor’;

Factornoun

a gene that determines a hereditary characteristic

‘the Rhesus factor’;

Factornoun

a number or quantity that when multiplied with another produces a given number or expression

‘an amount that exceeds it by a factor of 1000 or more’;

Factornoun

a number or algebraic expression by which another is exactly divisible.

Factornoun

a level on a scale of measurement.

Factornoun

(with numeral) a sunscreen of the sun protection factor specified

‘factor 30 sun cream’;

Factornoun

any of a number of substances in the blood, mostly identified by numerals, which are involved in coagulation.

Factornoun

an agent who buys and sells goods on commission

‘his father was chief factor for the Hudson's Bay Company’;

Factornoun

a company that buys a manufacturer's invoices at a discount and takes responsibility for collecting the payments due on them.

Factornoun

a land agent or steward

‘the house became home to the estate factor’;

Factornoun

an agent, deputy, or representative.

Factorverb

another term for factorize

‘last year researchers factored a number 155 digits long’;

Factorverb

(of a company) sell (its invoices) to a factor

‘they collected rents while he factored these forfeited estates’;

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