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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The discovery of coagulation factor XIII (FXIII) dates back to 1940s when a "serum factor" was found to make the fibrin clot insoluble in concentrated urea solution.
Katona, "Factor XIII: a coagulation factor with multiple plasmatic and cellular functions," Physiological Reviews, vol.
Activity and levels of factor XIII in a Venezuelan admixed population: association with rs5985 (Val35Leu) and STR F13A01 polymorphisms.
Keywords: Factor XIII deficiency, Bleeding disorder, Ovarian haemorrhage, Splenic haematoma.
Factor XIII influences fibrinolysis by the cross-linking fibrin [alpha] chains into high-molecular-weight polymers, rendering the clot more resistant to lysis.
Ichinose, "Hemorrhagic acquired factor XIII (13) deficiency and acquired hemorrhaphilia 13 revisited," Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis, vol.
El factor XIII de la coagulacion puede estar significativamente disminuido (6).
Although the level factor XIII is found to be within normal limits in studies performed, it is evaluated to be relatively deficient, since there is a problem in activation (17).
Entre otras alteraciones de la cascada de la coagulacion se encuentran la reduccion del fibrinogeno por alteracion en la sintesis hepatica, la disminucion de los factores dependientes de la vitamina K por inhibicion sobre la gamma-carboxilacion de los residuos del acido glutamico y de la epoxido reductasa, la disminucion del factor XIII y la disminucion del factor Von Willebrand (1,2,5,6,11).
These studies include a count of platelets, protein factors, like von Willebrand antigen, factor XIII, factor IX, and a clotting panel (Prothrombin, Partial Prothrombin time, and International Ratio).