# Definition of factorize in English:

## factorize

Pronunciation: /ˈfaktəˌrīz/

## verb

Mathematics
(With reference to a number) resolve or be resolvable into factors.
Example sentences
• The number of steps that are necessary to factorize a large number using all known algorithms increases exponentially with the size of the number.
• This gave a method of factorising a number using cards with holes punched in them.
• Colburn is also interesting in that he was able to give an idea of how he carried out the calculations, the main method being by factorising the numbers concerned.

## Derivatives

#### factorization

Pronunciation: /ˌfakt(ə)rəˈzāSH(ə)n/ /ˌfaktəˌrīˈzāSH(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
• Following this revelation, perhaps we shouldn't be too hasty to rule out the possibility that there is also a simple algorithm for factorization that has similarly been overlooked.
• In fact al-Farisi's approach is based on the unique factorisation of an integer into powers of prime numbers, and, according to Rashed, he states and attempts to prove this, the so-called fundamental theorem of arithmetic, in this work.
• The integer 6,036, for instance, has the prime factorization 2 x 2 x 3 x 503, and 6 + 0 + 3 + 6 = 2 + 2 + 3 + 5 + 0 + 3.

Syllabification: fac·tor·ize

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