Definition of X factor in English:

X factor

Syllabification: X fac·tor

noun

informal
  • 1A variable in a given situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome: the young vote may turn out to be the X factor
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    • Weather has always been Mount Washington's X factor.
    • The public, however, is still the X factor.
    • The ' exposure ' combined with ' opportunities ' is what produces the X factor.
  • 2A noteworthy special talent or quality: there are plenty of luxury cars around, but the S-Type has that special X factor
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    • Mark said: " They do have to have the X factor, which is really hard to define.
    • Hugh Grant lacks the X factor in a disappointing satire.
    • It's exactly the sort of situation where Madsen's energetic X factor might have provided a crucial boost.

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