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  Definition of factor
  1. (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; "genes were formerly called factors"
  2. an independent variable in statistics
  3. an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a s
  4. anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"
  5. a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
  6. any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
  7. one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?"
  8. resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"
Similar Words: gene, cistron, component, constituent, element, ingredient, agent, broker, divisor, factor in, factor out

 

Hyponyms: dominant gene, allele, allelomorph, genetic marker, homeotic gene, lethal gene, linkage group, linked genes, modifier, modifier gene, mutant gene, nonallele, operator gene, oncogene, transforming gene, polygene, proto-oncogene, recessive gene, regulatory gene, regulator gene, repressor gene, structural gene, suppressor, suppresser, suppressor gene, suppresser gene, X-linked gene, Y-linked gene, holandric gene, point, be-all and end-all, be all and end all, parameter, unknown quantity, wild card, releasing factor, releasing hormone, RF, intrinsic factor, auctioneer, insurance broker, insurance agent, general agent, underwriter, investment banker, realtor, real estate broker, real estate agent, estate agent, land agent, house agent, ship broker, stockbroker, syndic, travel agent, deflator, conversion factor, factor of proportionality, constant of proportionality, prime factor, equivalent-binary-digit factor, common divisor, common factor, common measure

 

Part Meronyms: deoxyribonucleic acid, desoxyribonucleic acid, DNA, chromosome

 

Member Meronyms: brokerage, brokerage firm, securities firm

 

Derivational Morphology: factorize, factorise, compose, broker, factor in, factor out, divisor, factorization, factorisation, factoring

 

 
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