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factor (n):
an independent variable in statistics
factor (n):
(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
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genes were formerly called factors
Related Word: gene
factor (n):
an abstract part of something
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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

Related Words: component
factor (n):
anything that contributes causally to a result
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a number of factors determined the outcome
factor (n):
a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
Related Words: agentbroker
factor (n):
any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
factor (n):
one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
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what are the 4 factors of 6?
factor (v):
resolve into factors
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a quantum computer can factor the number 15
factor (v):
consider as relevant when making a decision
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You must factor in the recent developments
factor (v):
be a contributing factor
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make things factor into a company's profitability
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do not put all your eggs in one basket

Bütün yumurtalar aynı sepete konmaz.
to make everything dependent on only one thing; to place all one's resources in one place, account, etc.


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