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English definition of “factor sth in”

factor sth in

(also factor sth into sth)
verb uk phrasal verb with factor   /ˈfæk.tər/ us    /-tɚ/
to include something when you are doing a calculation, or when you are trying to understand something: People are earning more, but when inflation is factored in, they are no better off. The age of the patients and their overall health must be factored into the results.
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