Date: | 1400-1500 |

Language: | French |

Origin: | facteur, from Latin factor 'doer, maker', from facere 'to do, make' |

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facâ€§tor1 S3 W1 [countable]

1## cause/influence

one of several things that influence or cause a situation : ** deciding/decisive/determining factor** (=the most important factor)

The rise in crime is mainly due to social and economic factors.

We liked both houses, but price was the deciding factor.

2## level on a scale

TM a particular level on a scale that measures how strong or effective something is :

factor 15 suntan oil

Even in July the windchill factor (=the degree to which the air feels colder because of the wind) can be intense.

3## by a factor of five/ten etc

HMN if something increases or decreases by a factor of five, ten etc, it increases or decreases by five times, ten times etc

4## mathematics

technicalHMN a number that divides into another number exactly :

3 is a factor of 15.

Definition of factor from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic MEASUREMENT

the topic MEASUREMENT

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