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 )


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