Meaning of FACTOR in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ fæktə(r) ]
( factors, factoring, factored)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
A factor is one of the things that affects an event, decision, or situation.
Physical activity is an important factor in maintaining fitness.
If an amount increases by a factor of two, for example, or by a factor of eight, then it becomes two times bigger or eight times bigger.
The cost of butter quadrupled and bread prices increased by a factor of five.
N-COUNT : usu sing , usu a N of num
You can use factor to refer to a particular level on a scale of measurement.
...suncream with a protection factor of 8.
N-SING : usu a N of num
A factor of a whole number is a smaller whole number which can be multiplied with another whole number to produce the first whole number. ( TECHNICAL )
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006