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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.
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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