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factor British & World English

A circumstance, fact, or influence that contributes to a result

X factor British & World English

A noteworthy special talent or quality

factor VIII British & World English

A blood protein (a beta globulin) involved in clotting. A deficiency of this causes one of the main forms of haemophilia

factor cost British & World English

The cost of an item of goods or a service in terms of the various factors which have played a part in its production or availability, and exclusive of tax costs

form factor British & World English

A mathematical factor which compensates for irregularity in the shape of an object, usually the ratio between its volume and that of a regular object of the same breadth and height

load factor British & World English

The ratio of the average or actual amount of some quantity and the maximum possible or permissible

wow factor British & World English

A quality or feature that is extremely impressive

yuck factor British & World English

A feeling of horror, revulsion, or disgust generated by an aspect of an idea, action, situation, etc.

chill factor British & World English

A quantity expressing the perceived lowering of the air temperature caused by the wind

fudge factor British & World English

A figure included in a calculation to account for some unquantified but significant phenomenon or to ensure a desired result

growth factor British & World English

A substance, such as a vitamin or hormone, which is required for the stimulation of growth in living cells

power factor British & World English

The ratio of the actual electrical power dissipated by an AC circuit to the product of the r.m.s. values of current and voltage. The difference between the two is caused by reactance in the circuit and represents power that does no useful work

safety factor British & World English

A margin of security against risks

rhesus factor British & World English

An antigen occurring on the red blood cells of many humans (around 85 per cent) and some other primates. It is particularly important as a cause of haemolytic disease of the newborn and of incompatibility in blood transfusions

clotting factor British & World English

Any of a number of substances in blood plasma which are involved in the clotting process, such as factor VIII

factor something in in factor British & World English

Include (or exclude) something as a relevant element when making a decision

factor analysis British & World English

A process in which the values of observed data are expressed as functions of a number of possible causes in order to find which are the most important

quality factor British & World English

A parameter of an oscillatory system or device, such as a laser, expressing the relationship between stored energy and energy dissipation

transfer factor British & World English

A substance released by antigen-sensitized lymphocytes and capable of transferring the response of delayed hypersensitivity to a non-sensitized cell or individual into which it is introduced

judicial factor British & World English

An agent legally appointed to administer a person’s estate

conversion factor British & World English

An arithmetical multiplier for converting a quantity expressed in one set of units into an equivalent expressed in another

rheumatoid factor British & World English

Any of a group of autoantibodies which are present in the blood of many people with rheumatoid arthritis

releasing factor British & World English

A substance which, when secreted by the hypothalamus, promotes the release of a specified hormone from the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland

intrinsic factor British & World English

A substance secreted by the stomach which enables the body to absorb vitamin B12. It is a glycoprotein

feel-good factor in feel-good British & World English

A widespread feeling of well-being and financial security, especially viewed as a factor in increased consumer spending

feel-good factor British & World English

A widespread feeling of well-being and financial security, especially viewed as a factor in increased consumer spending

factor something in British & World English

Include (or exclude) something as a relevant element when making a decision

highest common factor British & World English

The highest number that can be divided exactly into each of two or more numbers

epidermal growth factor British & World English

A mitogenic protein thought to be involved in such physical processes as normal cell growth, wound healing, and the formation of tumors

colony-stimulating factor British & World English

A substance secreted by bone marrow which promotes the growth and differentiation of stem cells into colonies of specific blood cells

deciding British & World English

Serving to resolve or settle something

cofactor British & World English

A contributory cause of a disease

factor eight in factor VIII British & World English

A blood protein (a beta globulin) involved in clotting. A deficiency of this causes one of the main forms of haemophilia

lethal factor in lethal gene British & World English

A gene that is capable of causing the death of an organism, usually during the development of the embryo. Also called lethal factor, lethal mutation

common factor in common divisor British & World English

A number that can be divided into all of the other numbers of a given set without any remainder. Also called common factor

von Willebrand's disease British & World English

An inherited disorder characterized by a tendency to bleed, caused by deficiency or abnormality of a plasma coagulation factor (von Willebrand factor)

thyrotropin-releasing hormone British & World English

A hormone secreted by the hypothalamus which stimulates release of thyrotropin

thyrotropin-releasing factor in thyrotropin-releasing hormone British & World English

A hormone secreted by the hypothalamus which stimulates release of thyrotropin

von Willebrand factor in von Willebrand's disease British & World English

An inherited disorder characterized by a tendency to bleed, caused by deficiency or abnormality of a plasma coagulation factor (von Willebrand factor)

factor English Thesaurus

this had been a key factor in his decision to withdraw

factor English-Spanish

factor m

factor Spanish-English

factor

factor Rh Spanish-English

Rh factor, rhesus factor

chill factor English-Spanish

sensación f térmicapor efecto de la exposición al viento

factor humano Spanish-English

human factor


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