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English definition of “factor in something”

factor in something

phrasal verb with factor verb
to consider information , esp . as something that might influence a result : It’s going to feel like 110° there when you factor in the humidity .
(Definition of factor in something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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