# prime factor

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## prime factor

[′prīm ′fak·tər]
(mathematics)
A prime number or prime polynomial that exactly divides a given number or polynomial.
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We might construct the sequence by introducing an additional distinct prime factor to each successive term (each larger than the one added to the previous term).
Shparlinski, "On values taken on by the largest prime factor of shifted primes", J.
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More specifically, 'handsome/competitive salary package' was ranked as prime factor influencing their job preference by 65 percent of the students whereas 17 percent and 19 percent of the students ranked it as second prime and encouraging factor respectively.
The herd instinct was a prime factor in a number of financial disasters, most recently the 2000 to 2001 "tech wreck.
As melting rate is always a prime factor in throughput capacity, this factor is the one chosen for evaluation.
Attendees will learn how both of these characteristics should be optimized during processing of the rubber compound, particularly how the quality of the micro-dispersion of the fillers (silica and carbon black) is the prime factor for achieving the best tire.
Meeting the requirements of solvent emission legislation was a prime factor behind Honeywell's decision to invest in the environmentally friendly CS at its plant in Yeovil.
Cost remains a prime factor in the choice of airline for half (48 per cent) of business travellers.
Once you have decided that an exercise is safe, its usefulness becomes the prime factor.
Ferguson's own personal make-up is to blame for much of this, but his frail frame's unerring ability to let him down is also a prime factor.
Despite the ultra-lightweight structure, safety is a prime factor in production.

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