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English definition of “factor”


noun [C]     /ˈfæktər/
INFLUENCE B2 one of the things that has an effect on a particular situation , decision , event , etc : Money was an important factor in their decision to move .Causing things to happen
NUMBER a number that another larger number can be divided by exactly : 5 is a factor of 10.Numbers generally
(Definition of factor noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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