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Oxford dictionary definition of the word factor:
1a 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
Biology a gene that determines a hereditary characteristic:
the Rhesus factor
2a 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
Mathematics a number or algebraic expression by which another is exactly divisible.
3a level on a scale of measurement.
(with numeral) a sunscreen of the sun protection factor specified:
factor 30 sun cream
4 Physiology any of a number of substances in the blood, mostly identified by numerals, which are involved in coagulation. See factor VIII.
5an agent who buys and sells goods on commission:
his father was chief factor for the Hudson’s Bay Company
a company that buys a manufacturer’s invoices at a discount and takes responsibility for collecting the payments due on them.
Scottish a land agent or steward:
the house became home to the estate factor
1 Mathematicsanother term for factorize.
last year researchers factored a number 155 digits long
2(of a company) sell (its invoices) to a factor:
they collected rents while he factored these forfeited estates