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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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The ratios of building width to length are varied, and the correction factor is calculated for each case.
We calculated these correction factors using data from several analyses, each of which has its own inherent limitations and some of which have not yet been published.
To date, no ultrasonic meter correction factor has been published.
Figures 1 through 4 use parity plots to compare the prediction accuracy for capacity and power consumption of using a generalized model for each family against the accuracy of using the default correction factor coefficients.
The diaphragm-scatter correction factor corrects for the effects of photons scattered from the diaphragm surfaces and transmitted through the defining edge of the diaphragm (and of fluorescence photons emerging from the diaphragm) due to the divergence of the x-ray beam entering the diaphragm.
To avoid the over-diagnosis of particularly restrictive impairment, and to avoid over-investigation of healthy individuals, it is therefore suggested that the correction factor of 0.
Rather than use direct consumption, we addressed the effect of this discrepancy with a correction factor that accounted for energy obtained from burning body fat stores in the breeding season.
This correction factor only depends on the geometry of the specimen.
For k [less than or equal to] 3, all weighted correction factors are 1.
Accounting for missed animals during aerial surveys is problematical, especially in forested habitats; incorporation of a visibility correction factor to account for the proportion of animals missed is known to improve accuracy of population estimates.
Many current GPS makers carried over this correction factor or renamed their own correction factor and allowed the user to input data as needed to modify the TD readings.