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Definition of Factor


  1. One who transacts business for another; an agent; a substitute; especially, a mercantile agent who buys and sells goods and transacts business for others in commission; a commission merchant or consignee. He may be a home factor or a foreign factor. He may buy and sell in his own name, and he is intrusted with the possession and control of the goods; and in these respects he differs from a broker.
  2. A steward or bailiff of an estate.
  3. One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, from a product.
  4. One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent.
  5. To resolve (a quantity) into its factors.

Factor Quotations

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.
William James

If you want to be truly successful invest in yourself to get the knowledge you need to find your unique factor. When you find it and focus on it and persevere your success will blossom.
Sydney Madwed

It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Isaac Asimov

Getting kids moving is a key factor in tackling obesity and health problems among the young.
Magnus Scheving

The most disastrous phenomenon of the current situation is the factor that imperialism is employing for its own ends all the powers of the proletariat, all of its institutions and weapons, which its fighting vanguard has created for its war of liberation.
Clara Zetkin
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Factor Translations

factor in German is Faktor
factor in Latin is officina
factor in Norwegian is faktor
factor in Spanish is factor
factor in Swedish is faktor
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