factor

  

Definitions (3)

1. A constituent or element that brings about certain effects or results, or indicates a specific multiple, number, or quantity.
2. Finance: A party who buys accounts receivable before their due date at a discounted price (see factoring for details).
3. Mathematics: (1) A variable under examination in a study.
(2) A numerical expression of a value.
(3) A ratio (often expressed as a percentage).
(4) A number that divides a given number exactly.
(5) Two or more expressions multiplied together.

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