Synonyms of factor


1. factor, cause

usage: anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"

2. component, constituent, element, factor, ingredient, part, section, division

usage: 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 speech"

3. divisor, factor, integer, whole number

usage: one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?"

4. agent, factor, broker, businessperson, bourgeois

usage: a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

5. factor, number

usage: any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together

6. factor, independent variable, experimental variable

usage: an independent variable in statistics

7. gene, cistron, factor, sequence

usage: (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"


1. factor, factor in, factor out, calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure

usage: resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"

2. factor, lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring

usage: be a contributing factor; "make things factor into a company's profitability"

3. factor, factor in, factor out, study, consider

usage: consider as relevant when making a decision; "You must factor in the recent developments"

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