(genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors" Synonyms: gene, cistron,
an independent variable in statistics
an abstract part of something; "jealousy was a component of his character"; "two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony"; "the grammatical elements of a sentence"; "a key factor in her success"; "humor: an effective ingredient of a speech" Synonyms: component, constituent, element, ingredient,
anything that contributes causally to a result; "a number of factors determined the outcome"
a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission Synonyms: agent, broker,
any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?" Synonyms: divisor,
resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15" Synonyms: factor in, factor out,
consider as relevant when making a decision; "You must factor in the recent developments" Synonyms: factor in, factor out,
be a contributing factor; "make things factor into a company''s profitability"