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factor,

in arithmetic, any number that divides a given number evenly, i.e., without any remainder. The factors of 12 are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, and 12. Similarly in algebra, any one of the algebraic expressions multiplied by another to form a product is a factor of that product, e.g., a+b and ab are factors of a2b 2, since (a+b)(ab)=a2b2. In general, if r is a rootroot,
in mathematics, number or quantity r for which an equation f(r)=0 holds true, where f is some function. If f is a polynomial, r is called a root of f; for example, r=3 and r
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 of a polynomialpolynomial,
mathematical expression which is a finite sum, each term being a constant times a product of one or more variables raised to powers. With only one variable the general form of a polynomial is a0xn+a1x
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 equation f(x)=0, then (xr) is a factor of the polynomial f(x).

factor

[′fak·tər]
(mathematics)
For an integer n, any integer which gives n when multiplied by another integer.
For a polynomial p, any polynomial which gives p when multiplied by another polynomial.
For a graph G, a spanning subgraph of G with at least one edge.
(statistics)
A quantity or a variable being studied in an experiment as a possible cause of variation.

factor

1. Maths
a. one of two or more integers or polynomials whose product is a given integer or polynomial
b. an integer or polynomial that can be exactly divided into another integer or polynomial
2. Med any of several substances that participate in the clotting of blood
3. Law, Commerce a person who acts on another's behalf, esp one who transacts business for another
4. former name for a gene
5. Commercial law a person to whom goods are consigned for sale and who is paid a factorage
6. (in Scotland) the manager of an estate

factor

A quantity which is multiplied by another quantity.

See also divisor.

factor

A number that divides evenly into another number. For example, 3 and 4 are factors of 12. See factorial and IFP.
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This study takes advantage of improved TGF detection efficiencies, by both Fermi GBM and ground-based lightning detection systems, and results in a unique sample of 24 well-geolocated TGFs over the Gulf of Mexico, the Caribbean, and the west Pacific that are within the operational range of the NEXRAD ground-based network.
From launch in 2008 GBM was detecting one TGF per month.
Such a "network pathway" between angiotensin and TGF beta was previously unknown in the brain.
With respect to the whole body, TGF beta appears to protect the organism from inflammation and autoimmune diseases.
However, paradoxically, blockage of TGF beta production in the brain leads to a reduction of inflammation and thus to an improvement in symptoms.
When injected with with TGF alpha, the stroke-induced rats regained nearly all their motor function, while those rats that did not receive treatment improved just 30 percent.
In October 2005, TGF completed the sale of Omniflight Inc.
Finally, on November 1, 2005, TGF sold Southern Star Concrete to Cemento Argos S.
TGF Management currently manages $577 million on behalf of the Texas Growth Fund.