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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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coli pathotypes have emerged overtime through the transfer of virulence factors from other bacterial species by way of mobile genetic elements such as pathogenicity islands, transposons, and plasmids (7).
The high level of drug resistance seen among the bacterial isolates causing neonatal infection in the study might be linked to the possession of some virulence factors. In response to antibiotics exposure, bacteria usually activate regulatory systems responsible for controlling the expression of genes involved in the conversion of the drugs to harmless compounds [20].
pylori virulence factors and clinical presentation.
aureus, their influence on expression of alpha hemolysin as a major virulence factor of the pathogen was also evaluated.
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Besides the aforementioned virulence factors SDSE isolates have C5a peptidase, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate dehydrogenase, and hyaluronidase [10].