factor


factor
1 noun (C)
1 CAUSE/INFLUENCE one of several things that influence or cause a situation: The rise in crime is mainly due to social and economic factors.
(+ in): The vaccination program has been a major factor in the improvement of health standards. | key/crucial factor: The weather could be a crucial factor in tomorrow's game. | the deciding factor (=the most important factor): We liked both houses, but in the end the deciding factor was the location.
2 by a factor of five/ten etc if something increases or decreases by a factor of five, ten etc it increases or decreases by five times, ten times etc
3 LEVEL ON A SCALE a particular level on a scale of measurement of the force or effectiveness of something: factor 15 suntan oil | a wind chill factor of -20
4 MATHEMATICS a number that divides into another number exactly: 3 is a factor of 15.
5 LAND ScotE someone who looks after another person's land
2 verb (T) AmE technical to divide a number into factors factor sth in phrasal verb (T) to include a particular thing in your calculations about how long something will take, how much it will cost etc

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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