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Factor vs. Factorise — What's the Difference?

Factor vs. Factorise — What's the Difference?

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Factor

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

Factorise

To resolve into factors, as of a polynomial; same as factorize.

Factor

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

Factorise

Resolve (a polynomial) into factors

Factor

A level on a scale of measurement.
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Factor

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

Factor

An agent who buys and sells goods on commission
His father was chief factor for the Hudson's Bay Company

Factor

Another term for factorize
Last year researchers factored a number 155 digits long

Factor

(of a company) sell (its invoices) to a factor
They collected rents while he factored these forfeited estates

Factor

One that actively contributes to an accomplishment, result, or process
"Surprise is the greatest factor in war" (Tom Clancy).

Factor

One who acts for someone else; an agent.

Factor

One who purchases accounts receivable at a discount.

Factor

(Mathematics) One of two or more quantities that divides a given quantity without a remainder. For example, 2 and 3 are factors of 6; a and b are factors of ab.

Factor

A quantity by which a stated quantity is multiplied or divided, so as to indicate an increase or decrease in a measurement
The rate increased by a factor of ten.

Factor

A gene. No longer in technical usage.

Factor

(Physiology) A substance that functions in a specific biochemical reaction or bodily process, such as blood coagulation.

Factor

To determine or indicate explicitly the factors of
If you factor 70, you get 2, 5, and 7.

Factor

To engage in purchasing accounts receivable at a discount.

Factor

(obsolete) A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization.
The factor of the trading post bought the furs.

Factor

An agent or representative.

Factor

(legal)

Factor

A commission agent.

Factor

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

Factor

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

Factor

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.

Factor

(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.

Factor

(causal 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.

Factor

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

Factor

(Scotland) A steward or bailiff of an estate.

Factor

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

Factor

To be a product of other objects.

Factor

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

Factor

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.

Factor

A steward or bailiff of an estate.

Factor

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

Factor

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.

Factor

To resolve (a quantity) into its factors.

Factor

Anything that contributes causally to a result;
A number of factors determined the outcome

Factor

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

Factor

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

Factor

One of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer;
What are the 4 factors of 6?

Factor

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

Factor

An independent variable in statistics

Factor

(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

Factor

Resolve into factors;
A quantum computer can factor the number 15

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