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factor
Part of Speech: noun
Results: 5
1. A steward or bailiff of an estate.
2. One of the elements or quantities which, when multiplied together, from a product.
3. One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result; a constituent.
4. 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.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To resolve ( a quantity) into its factors.
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