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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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