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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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Only half of male and one-third of female students ranked 'job security' as a prime factor whereas the same proportion of male and female students ranked it only as an encouraging factor to join the private sector.
The herd instinct was a prime factor in a number of financial disasters, most recently the 2000 to 2001 "tech wreck.
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.
Liverpool's turnover almost doubled from pounds 46,609,000 to pounds 82,368,000, helping to offset the club's massive wage bill which had been the prime factor in making such a heavy loss the previous year.
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.
Despite the ultra-lightweight structure, safety is a prime factor in production.
BMC pointed to strong growth in distributed systems, led by the flagship Patrol products, as a prime factor behind what it claims as its ninth consecutive quarter of record revenue.
Given that the Vietnam War had been one of the major sources of generational friction, it is particularly ironic that the movie Saving Private Ryan has been a prime factor in narrowing the generation gap.
Honda cited strong sales in North America and Europe as the prime factor contributing to the record net profit for the first half.
In Global ReLeaf, we urge people to take action to begin to mitigate the steady buildup of atmospheric carbon dioxide -widely recognized as a prime factor driving the well-publicized "greenhouse effect.