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factor

noun [C] (NUMBER)    /ˈfæk.tər/ US  /-tɚ/
specialized mathematics in mathematics , any whole number that is produced when you divide a larger number by another whole number : Two, three, four and six are all factors of twelve.Terms for numbers a particular level on some systems of measurement : a factor 20 suntan cream a wind chill factor of -20Measurements in general by a factor of If an amount becomes larger or smaller by a factor of a particular number , it becomes that number of times larger or smaller : Cases of leukaemia in the area near the nuclear reactor have risen by a factor of four.Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating
(Definition of factor noun (NUMBER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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