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American English: /ˈfæktər/
British English: /ˈfaktə/

Translation of factor in Spanish:


  • 1 (consideration, fact) the time factor the nuclear/unemployment factor
    la cuestión nuclear/del desempleo
    Example sentences
    • Similarly, family and friends of students have been considered an influential factor in choosing an agriculture major.
    • Timely administration is a key factor in achieving positive results with hyaluronidase.
    • What is the greatest factor in contributing to childhood obesity?
  • 2 (Mathematics) accidents have increased by a factor of ten
    el número de accidentes se ha multiplicado por diez
    Example sentences
    • Multiply your X factor by 159 to reach a daily total of 2,067 calories a day.
    • Here, the change often seemed to be proportional to the molecular weight of the solute multiplied by a factor of two, three or four.
    • Take the maximum draw weight of the bow required and multiply this by a factor of 5.
    Example sentences
    • So what about those Fibonacci numbers with no factors (apart from 1 and itself, of course)?
    • The fraction 10/12 can be reduced, because both the numerator and denominator have factors of 2.
    • A number that only has two factors, one and itself, is called a prime number.
  • 4 (Biology)
    Example sentences
    • Homeobox genes encode transcription factors involved in many aspects of developmental processes.
    • These findings provide insights into how genomes and environmental factors interact to determine phenotypes.
    • In related studies, the genetic factors determining the conformation of curd was analyzed.
    Example sentences
    • These include a change in the balance between procoagulant and anticoagulant factors in the blood.
    • In hemostasis, there is a balance between procoagulant factors and natural anticoagulant proteins.
    • In recent years literature is emerging on the role of different factors of blood coagulation in arterial thrombosis.

transitive verb

  • (Business)
    hacer factoring de
    Example sentences
    • Of considerably more importance is that Scanchem is now factoring its invoices, and thus increasing its apparent borrowing, the outstanding amounts being secured by a charge on the book debts of the company, as is normal.
    • They were however concerned that they might be factoring bogus invoices.
    • Consider factoring or invoice discounting - drawing down bank finance against your debtor balance.

Phrasal verbs

factor in

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
tener or tomar en consideración
tener en cuenta

factor out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
no tener or tomar en consideración
no tener en cuenta
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