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Factor

Meanings and phrases

factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. anything that contributes causally to a result
  2. an abstract part of something; component; constituent; element; ingredient
  3. one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; divisor
  4. a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission; agent; broker
  5. any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
  6. an independent variable in statistics
  7. (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; gene; cistron

factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. resolve into factors; factor in; factor out
  2. be a contributing factor
  3. consider as relevant when making a decision; factor in; factor out

Christmas factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. coagulation factor whose absence is associated with hemophilia B; factor IX

Hageman factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. coagulation factor whose deficiency results in prolongation of clotting time of venous blood; factor XII

Rh factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people; if an Rh-negative person receives a blood transfusion from an Rh-positive person it can result in hemolysis and anemia; rhesus factor; Rh

Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire

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n.
  1. a self-report personality inventory developed by Raymond B. Cattell to measure the 16 personality dimensions that emerged from his factor analysis of a wide range of traits; 16 PF

absorption factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (physics) the property of a body that determines the fraction of the incident radiation or sound flux absorbed or absorbable by the body; absorptivity

accelerator factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a coagulation factor; proaccelerin; prothrombin accelerator; factor V

antiberiberi factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a B vitamin that prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth; vitamin B1; thiamine; thiamin; aneurin

antihaemophilic factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia A; antihemophilic factor; antihemophilic globulin; antihaemophilic globulin; factor VIII; Hemofil

antihemophilic factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia A; antihaemophilic factor; antihemophilic globulin; antihaemophilic globulin; factor VIII; Hemofil

antihemorrhagic factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a fat-soluble vitamin that helps in the clotting of blood; vitamin K; naphthoquinone

antiophthalmic factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of several fat-soluble vitamins essential for normal vision; prevents night blindness or inflammation or dryness of the eyes; vitamin A; axerophthol; A

antipernicious anemia factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a B vitamin that is used to treat pernicious anemia; vitamin B12; cobalamin; cyanocobalamin

causal factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a determining or causal element or factor; determinant; determiner; determinative; determining factor

clotting factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of the factors in the blood whose actions are essential for blood coagulation; coagulation factor

coagulation factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of the factors in the blood whose actions are essential for blood coagulation; clotting factor

cognitive factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result

common factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly; common divisor; common measure
E.g.
  • Their common factor is the relative strength of the planets and their houses by ownership, occupation or aspect.
  • A common factor is relationship: whether or not the two animals in the experiment have a genetic relationship or not.
  • The natural numbers "m" and "n" must be coprime, since any common factor could be factored out of "m" and "n" to make "g" greater.

conversion factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. factor by which a quantity that is expressed in one set of units must be multiplied in order to convert it into another set of units

decisive factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively; clincher
E.g.
  • Weapons and armour can be a decisive factor.
  • Husserl makes no mention of Frege as a decisive factor in this change.
  • Proculians countered that "eidos" is the decisive factor for a fate of a thing.

determining factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a determining or causal element or factor; determinant; determiner; determinative; causal factor
  2. an argument that is conclusive; clincher; determiner
E.g.
  • Divorce in itself is not a determining factor of negative child outcomes.
  • The actual critical path is ultimately the determining factor of every project's duration.
  • Size is the determining factor in agonistic encounters when the individuals have the same condition.

equivalent-binary-digit factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the average number of binary digits needed to express one radix digit in a numeration system that is not binary; on the average a number that can be expressed in N decimal digits takes 3.3N binary digits

factor I

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a protein present in blood plasma; converts to fibrin when blood clots; fibrinogen

factor II

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a protein in blood plasma that is the inactive precursor of thrombin; prothrombin

factor III

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an enzyme liberated from blood platelets that converts prothrombin into thrombin as blood starts to clot; thromboplastin; thrombokinase

factor IV

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. ion of calcium; a factor in the clotting of blood; calcium ion

factor IX

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. coagulation factor whose absence is associated with hemophilia B; Christmas factor

factor V

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a coagulation factor; proaccelerin; prothrombin accelerator; accelerator factor

factor VII

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a coagulation factor formed in the kidney under the influence of vitamin K; proconvertin; cothromboplastin; stable factor

factor VIII

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a coagulation factor (trade name Hemofil) whose absence is associated with hemophilia A; antihemophilic factor; antihaemophilic factor; antihemophilic globulin; antihaemophilic globulin; Hemofil

factor X

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. coagulation factor that is converted to an enzyme that converts prothrombin to thrombin in a reaction that depends on calcium ions and other coagulation factors; prothrombinase

factor XI

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. coagulation factor whose deficiency results in a hemorrhagic tendency; plasma thromboplastin antecedent

factor XII

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. coagulation factor whose deficiency results in prolongation of clotting time of venous blood; Hageman factor

factor XIII

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. in the clotting of blood thrombin catalyzes factor XIII into its active form (fibrinase) which causes fibrin to form a stable clot; fibrinase

factor analyse

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. to perform a factor analysis of correlational data; factor analyze

factor analysis

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of several methods for reducing correlational data to a smaller number of dimensions or factors; beginning with a correlation matrix a small number of components or factors are extracted that are regarded as the basic variables that account for the interrelations observed in the data
E.g.
  • His contributions to factor analysis were central.
  • The results in these tasks were taken to conduct a factor analysis.
  • He developed the Varimax rotation method for factor analysis in the late 1950s.

factor analytic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. of or relating to or the product of factor analysis; factor analytical

factor analytical

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
adj.
  1. of or relating to or the product of factor analysis; factor analytic

factor analyze

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. to perform a factor analysis of correlational data; factor analyse

factor in

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. resolve into factors; factor; factor out
  2. consider as relevant when making a decision; factor; factor out
n.
  1. the constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y; usually written y = kx, where k is the factor of proportionality; constant of proportionality

factor of safety

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use; safety factor

factor out

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. resolve into factors; factor; factor in
  2. consider as relevant when making a decision; factor; factor in

fudge factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a quantity that is added or subtracted in order to increase the accuracy of a scientific measure; correction

greatest common factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers; greatest common divisor; highest common factor

growth factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a protein that is involved in cell differentiation and growth
E.g.
  • NGF is the nerve growth factor, which is involved in neurotransmission.
  • A cancer cell can divide without growth factor and ignores inhibitory signals.
  • Nerve growth factor (NGF) plays the major role in the regulation of peripherin.

growth hormone-releasing factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a releasing factor that accelerates the secretion of growth hormone by the anterior pituitary body; GHRF

highest common factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers; greatest common divisor; greatest common factor
n.
  1. any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone; releasing hormone; RH; releasing factor; hypothalamic releasing hormone

intrinsic factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a substance produced by the mucosa of the stomach and intestines that is essential for the absorption of vitamin B12

load factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (aeronautics) the ratio of an external load to the weight of the aircraft (measured in g)
E.g.
  • India has an estimated total hydroelectric power potential of 84 GW (at 60% load factor).
  • In 2014-15, the plant load factor (PLF) of coal-fired thermal power stations was only 64.46%.
  • India's potential for hydro power has been assessed to be about 125,570 MW at 60% load factor.

multiplier factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the number by which a multiplicand is multiplied; multiplier

nerve growth factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a protein that is involved in the growth of peripheral nerve cells; NGF

prime factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the prime factors of a quantity are all of the prime quantities that will exactly divide the given quantity

reflection factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the fraction of radiant energy that is reflected from a surface; coefficient of reflection; reflectance; reflectivity

releasing factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland; releasing hormone; RF
  2. any of several hormones produced in the hypothalamus and carried by a vein to the anterior pituitary gland where they stimulate the release of anterior pituitary hormones; each of these hormones causes the anterior pituitary to secrete a specific hormone; releasing hormone; RH; hypothalamic releasing hormone; hypothalamic releasing factor

rhesus factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a blood group antigen possessed by Rh-positive people; if an Rh-negative person receives a blood transfusion from an Rh-positive person it can result in hemolysis and anemia; Rh factor; Rh

rheumatoid factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. autoantibody that is usually present in the serum of people with rheumatoid arthritis

safety factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ratio of the breaking stress of a structure to the estimated maximum stress in ordinary use; factor of safety

scale factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a number used as a multiplier in scaling
E.g.
  • This metric contains a scale factor, which describes how the size of the universe changes with time.
  • Including the scale factor, the iteration is now This iteration can again be combined with rescaling.
  • The absolute value of is the area of the parallelogram, and thus represents the scale factor by which areas are transformed by "A".

spreading factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an enzyme (trade name Hyazyme) that splits hyaluronic acid and so lowers its viscosity and increases the permeability of connective tissue and the absorption of fluids; hyaluronidase; Hyazyme

stable factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a coagulation factor formed in the kidney under the influence of vitamin K; proconvertin; cothromboplastin; factor VII

sun protection factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the degree to which a sunscreen protects the skin from the direct rays of the sun; SPF

thyrotropin-releasing factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. hormone released by the hypothalamus that controls the release of thyroid-stimulating hormone from the anterior pituitary; thyrotropin-releasing hormone; TRH; TRF; protirelin

time-scale factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ratio of the simulation time to the time of the real process

tumor necrosis factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis); tumour necrosis factor; TNF
E.g.
  • In the 1980s Vilček became interested in the study of another cytokine, termed tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
  • Lipopolysaccharides trigger the immune system to produce proinflammatory cytokines IL-1, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
  • Acting on multiple receptor classes and subclasses, aderbasib is observed to regulate the tumor necrosis factor of cancer cells.

tumour necrosis factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a proinflammatory cytokine that is produced by white blood cells (monocytes and macrophages); has an antineoplastic effect but causes inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis); tumor necrosis factor; TNF

impact factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The impact factor of this journal is 2.419 (2017).
  • The 2018 impact factor is 3.164 for this journal.
  • Its 2017 impact factor was 1.100.

important factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The price of housing is also an important factor.
  • Another important factor is creating a low arousal space.
  • Another important factor is the relief.

major factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They are less appropriate if cost is a major factor.
  • Energy constraints were a major factor in the 1980s.
  • This was a major factor in affording it endangered status.

transcription factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It codes for a homeodomain transcription factor.
  • EGR-1 is a mammalian transcription factor.
  • The GATA2 transcription factor contains two zinc finger (i.e.

contributing factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Selenium deficiency is also considered a contributing factor.
  • This was the major contributing factor to the very high death toll.
  • Another contributing factor is the ability of an element to catenate.

key factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The key factor of a boy band is being trendy.
  • It has proved a key factor in the growth of the city of Inverness.
  • Sustainability has become a key factor in future urban development.

risk factor

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E.g.
  • One risk factor for this is duodenal diverticulum.
  • Pregnancy itself is not a risk factor for TB.
  • Gun access is also a major risk factor for youth suicide.

form factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Another reported form factor is CNT fiber (a.k.a.
  • The small form factor Ion-based computers were released in mid-2009.
  • Whatever the form factor, effects units are part of a studio or musician's outboard gear.

significant factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Snow was also a significant factor in house design.
  • A significant factor restricting population growth is a high level of migration.
  • The site of application is not a significant factor in how the drug is distributed.

limiting factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Another limiting factor is radar resolution.
  • In this case the limiting factor was the size of the locks.
  • This resource deficit is often cited by researchers as a limiting factor in their research.

main factor

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E.g.
  • This is surely the main factor in her success.
  • But the main factor appears to be the outbreak of the Great Plague of 1738.
  • This is the main factor limiting growth of oil sands production in the WCSB.

deciding factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In the end, the state became the deciding factor of the entire election.
  • Participants are encouraged to be a part of the play, but not a deciding factor.
  • The lack of horses was the deciding factor in the reduction in the cavalry units.

factor receptor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Like lapatinib and afatinib, it is a dual inhibitor of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) kinases.
  • They were found during a search for protein kinases that are rapidly phosphorylated after activation of cell surface tyrosine kinases such as the epidermal growth factor receptor.

most important factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The courts look at the timing of the transfer as the most important factor.
  • The most important factor determining social mobility in Finland was education.
  • The most important factor during the creation of a Lada VFTS was to reduce total weight.

another factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Sports are another factor of the local economy in Northeast Ohio.
  • We didn't want them to be another factor when teams played on the road.
  • Timing and intensity of treatment is another factor that impacts outcomes.

power factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The system power factor varies between 0.75 and around 0.85.
  • However, in wattmeters, energy meters, and power factor meters, phase shift produces errors.
  • The supplying electric utility (Philadelphia Electric) also discovered that power factor correction was needed.

growth factor receptor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Like lapatinib and afatinib, it is a dual inhibitor of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) kinases.
  • They were found during a search for protein kinases that are rapidly phosphorylated after activation of cell surface tyrosine kinases such as the epidermal growth factor receptor.

primary factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • His two-term tenure was often cited as a primary factor.
  • The safety of marathon runners was cited as a primary factor.
  • In the late 1970s, operating cost replaced capacity as the primary factor in airliner purchases.

factor in determining

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Location was an important factor in determining who was punished.
  • Many luthiers consider the top the dominant factor in determining the sound quality.
  • Shearwise updrafts are the most important factor in determining cyclonic growth and strength.

necrosis factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In the 1980s Vilček became interested in the study of another cytokine, termed tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
  • Lipopolysaccharides trigger the immune system to produce proinflammatory cytokines IL-1, IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
  • Acting on multiple receptor classes and subclasses, aderbasib is observed to regulate the tumor necrosis factor of cancer cells.

healing factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Agency unleashes Bomb Teen against the Queen, who has a healing factor and the ability to create energy bombs.
  • Mister Fantastic regretted not being able to be any further help to Wolverine when his healing factor was shut off.
  • Each member unknowingly received false memory implants, and North received a slight healing factor culled from Logan's DNA.

epidermal growth factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was detected in a screen for epidermal growth factor (EGF)-induced mRNAs and initially named mitogen-inducible gene 2 (Mig-2) protein.
  • Like lapatinib and afatinib, it is a dual inhibitor of the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her2) and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) kinases.

critical factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • One critical factor affecting water supply in Los Angeles is population growth.
  • Landing his second triple Axel jump cleanly was probably a critical factor in the battle.
  • The invention of the strain insulator was a critical factor in allowing higher voltages to be used.

not a factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Money is not a factor and we would like people to remember us as we were.
  • The L3s were not a factor in the brief war between the Hungarians and Slovakia.
  • After Pearl Harbor, isolationism disappeared in Congress and was not a factor in the 1942 or 1944 elections.

factor behind

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The main factor behind the Finnish Civil War was a political crisis arising out of World War I.
  • Large inflows of Foreign direct investment (FDI) have been a driving factor behind a rapid economic growth in Georgia since 2003.
  • The JEE and GATE are important factor behind the success of SPA, as it enables the SPA to accept only a select group of meritorious students.

capacity factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The design also has an expected capacity factor of 90%.
  • The projected average annual capacity factor is more than 90%.
  • Unit 3 generated 9,651 GWh in 2017, achieving a capacity factor of 99.70%.

crucial factor

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Tony Pulis suggested his absence was a crucial factor in Stoke's 2–0 defeat to Chelsea on 27 September.
  • Both are related to self esteem, being this a crucial factor in defining how people look at ther behaviour.
  • The length of business trip seems to be a crucial factor when considering extending the trip in 62% of cases.

factor contributing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This may be a factor contributing to lower fish catches.
  • The adverse reaction resulting from the ad was considered a major factor contributing to Dole's defeat.
  • Current research is underway investigating whether vitamin D is a factor contributing to normal brain functioning.

motivating factor

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E.g.
  • However, Walsh used this as a motivating factor for his team, who felt they were disrespected.
  • As time went by, Bradbury tended to dismiss censorship as a chief motivating factor for writing the story.
  • This story is an inspiration and a motivating factor that epitomizes the view of a child towards his/her schools.
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