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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).
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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.
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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
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factor

A quantity which is multiplied by another quantity.

See also divisor.
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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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Almost all factor loadings for the measurement items were greater than .50 for both groups and the t values were significant (p < .05).
Factor loadings for items from the Precision Accuracy subscale were positive and ranged from 0.150 (KCS 52) to 0.391 (KCS 45), whereas factor loading estimates stemming from the Self-Monitoring and Persistence subscales were negative, ranging from -0.177 (KLST 26) to -0.065 (KLST 22).
Table 3: Factor Loadings of the Pashto version of HADS in the factor solution obtained through Varimax rotation (n=216)
The cluster [PC.sub.3] has the contents of [K.sup.+] and S[O.sub.2.sup.-] as the components with highest factor loadings (0.78 and 0.73, respectively).
Completely standardized factor loadings are presented in Table 2.
Composite reliability is calculated by using the sum of squared factor loadings and the sum of error variances for the constructs in the above formula.
Third, item titled “hot flashes” was eliminated from the scale for its factor loading less than 0.4 at each factor.
The seventh factor, Angels, contains two items, and measures the level of the individual's belief in angels, protectors and sources of Allah's blessing with factor loading range .677 - .814.
Goodness of Fit Indices for Competing Structural Models of the AMAS-E Model Df [CHI-SQUARE] TLI CFI RMSEA (90%CI) AMAS 1 898 1546.11 ** .72 .75 .059 (.054-.064) AMAS 2 896 1545.69 ** .72 .75 .059 (.054-.064) AMAS 3 626 1209.99 ** .70 .73 .067 (.062-.073) Model Mean Factor Loading AMAS 1 .51 AMAS 2 .51 AMAS 3 .49 AMAS1 NB: All factor loadings were significant except for A20, between Lie and Latent Anxiety, furthermore the second order factor loading was .08 for lie and latent anxiety.