Meaning of “factor” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] uk us /ˈfæktər/

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.

a number that another larger number can be divided by exactly:

5 is a factor of 10.

(Definition of “factor” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)