English definition of “factor”
factor
noun [C] (NUMBER)
/ˈfæk.tər/
/-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
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