What Does Factor Mean?

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The word factors is a plural form of factor which refers to one of the elements contributing to a particular result or situation. The word may also refer to a business organization that lends money on accounts.
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fac·tor
[fak-ter]
NOUN
1.
one of the elements contributing to a particular result or situation: Poverty is only one of the factors in crime.
2.
Mathematics one of two or more numbers, algebraic expressions, or the like, that when multiplied together produce a given product; a divisor: 6 and 3 are factors of 18.
3.
Biochemistry any of certain substances necessary to a biochemical or physiological process, especially those whose exact nature and function are unknown.
4.
a business organization that lends money on accounts receivable or buys and collects accounts receivable.
5.
a person who acts or transacts business for another; an agent.
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Factor is anything that contributes causally to a result. In finance, it is a financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.
Factor is a number that can divided into a given number with no remainder. Therefore, when dividing the number into a given number, it divides evenly.
Factors are the numbers you multiply together to arrive at another number. For instance in the equation 2 x 8 = 16, the numbers 2 and 8 are factors of 16. The number 4 is also a factor of 16.
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