Meaning of FACTORIAL in English


I. fakˈtōrēəl, -tȯr- adjective

Etymology: factor (I) + -ial


a. : of, relating to, or involving the use of factorials

factorial mathematics

b. : involving or based on replication with a variable introduced in each replicate

a factorial experiment

factorial study of mental processes

2. : of, relating to, or involving a factor

advantages of factorial supervision of an estate

• fac·to·ri·al·ly -ēəlē, -li adverb

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: factor (I) + -ial

: a function of a positive integer n denoted by n! and defined by the relation n!.1.2.3…n with the convention that 0! is usually assigned the value one

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