Share this entry

Share this page

factorize

Syllabification: fac·tor·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈfaktəˌrīz
 
/

Definition of factorize in English:

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

1
Pronunciation: /ˌfaktərəˈzāSHən/
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.

Definition of factorize in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure