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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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When the inhibiting factors are displayed in line with their priority, it is quite obvious that the respondents fall into different groups and, thus, a typology with five different types--deviant, moral centred, self-centred, social-centred and altruistic--was defined, using a clustering procedure (firstly a hierarquical algorithm and then a k-means algorithm).
A single pilot case study and subsequent multiple case studies were employed in this research, the primary goal being to substantiate the candidate inhibiting factors that were identified from the literature review.
First is the uncanny similarity in the sets of categories of encouraging and inhibiting factors that emerged from the analyses of the pertinent open-ended responses.
Enhancing and inhibiting factors related to the operation of quit smoking programs at school were investigated (Table 6).
Active opposition of community interest groups against alcohol and other drug prevention efforts ranked last of 22 possible inhibiting factors.
Both favorable and inhibiting factors as well as their influence on the development of the German higher education system towards a digital university system are to be identified.
The document places emphasis on trends, inhibiting factors, and future direction of the relationships with the SME sector.
to Examine the Facilitating and Inhibiting Factors Influencing the Availability, Accessibility and Utility of Intervention Services, With a Focus on Regionally Replicable Good Practices;
This decision was influenced by two kinds of factors--the inhibiting factors and the facilitating factors--both from within the family as well as from the community.