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English definition of “factor”

factor

noun  /ˈfæk·tər/ us  

factor noun (SITUATION)

[C] a fact or situation that influences a result: Economic factors had a lot to do with their decision to sell the company.

factor noun (NUMBER)

[C] algebra a number or variable (= letter or symbol) that is being multiplied in a product (= result of multiplying): In 6×3=18, 6 and 3 are factors of the product 18. [C] algebra A factor of a product is a number that the product can be divided by exactly.
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