More definitions of "factor":
- (noun): (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.
Synonyms: gene, cistron
- (noun): An independent variable in statistics.
- (noun): Any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together.
- (verb): Resolve into factors.
Example: "A quantum computer can factor the number 15"
Synonyms: factor in, factor out
- (noun): A businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission.
Synonyms: agent, broker
- (noun): One of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer.
- (noun): Anything that contributes causally to a result.
Example: "A number of factors determined the outcome"
Famous quotes containing the word factor:
“Children of the middle years do not do their learning unaffected by attendant feelings of interest, boredom, success, failure, chagrin, joy, humiliation, pleasure, distress and delight. They are whole children responding in a total way, and what they feel is a constant factor that can be constructive or destructive in any learning situation.”
—Dorothy H. Cohen (20th century)
“Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor; it is people, not things, that are decisive. The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people.”
—Mao Zedong (18931976)
“You factor in racism as a reality and you keep moving.”
—Jewell Jackson McCabe (b. 1945)