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factor something in (or out)

Definition of factor something in or out in English:

Include (or exclude) something as a relevant element when making a decision: when the psychological costs are factored in, a different picture will emerge
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  • The Department of Education had estimated the bill for compensation would reach €508m, rising to €610m when legal and administration costs were factored in.
  • Courts Service chief executive officer PJ Fitzpatrick said they did not see the original lease until much later and were unaware refurbishment costs were factored in to the rental price.
  • Puppeteers argue their fees are low if their working hours are factored in, including preparation for the show and the cleanup.
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