Fac´tor Pronunciation: ~tĕrd

n. | 1. | (Law) 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. |

2. | A steward or bailiff of an estate. | |

3. | (Math.) One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, form a product. | |

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

v. t. | 1. | (Mach.) To resolve (a quantity) into its factors. |

factor - A quantity which is multiplied by another quantity. See
coefficient of X. See also divisor. |

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Fact

fact mood

fact-finding

Facta sunt potentiora verbis

Faction

Factionary

Factioner

Factionist

Factious

Factitious

Factitive

Factive

Facto

factoid

factor analyse

factor analysis

factor analytic

factor analytical

factor analyze

factor I

factor II

factor III

factor in

factor IV

factor IX

factor of proportionality

factor of safety

factor out

factor V

factor VII