# Factor

Factor

A factor, a Latin word meaning 'who/which acts' may refer to:
* Factor (agent), a person who acts for another, notably a mercantile and/or colonial agent
* Factor (Scotland), a person or firm managing a Scottish estate
* FACTOR, the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records
* Factors of production, a resource used in the production of goods and services
* An entity providing commercial finance services known as Factoring (finance)
* Max Factor, Sr., a Polish-American businessman and cosmetician
* Max Factor, Jr., son of the above, born Francis Factor
* Max Factor, a cosmetics company founded by Max Factor, Sr.
* John Factor, a Prohibition-era gangster

In science:
* An enzyme, proteins that catalyze chemical reactions
* Coagulation factors, substances essential for blood coagulation
* A phenomenon presumed to affect an experiment; see design of experiments
* Sun Protection Factor, a unit describing reduction in transmitted ultraviolet light

In mathematics:
* Factorization the decomposition of an object into a product of other objects
* Integer factorization, the process of breaking down a composite number into smaller non-trivial divisors
* a coefficient
* a divisor of a particular number, or of an element of a monoid
* a von Neumann algebra with a trivial center
* In easier words: A number that takes part in a multiplication giving a particular number.

In technology:
* Human factors, a profession that focuses on how people interact with products, tools, or procedures
* "F"unctionality, "A"pplication domain, "C"onditions, "T"echnology, "O"bjects and "R"esponsibility;", In object-oriented programming

In computer science and information technology:
* Authentication factor, a piece of information used to verify a person's identity for security purposes
* Factor (Unix), a Unix command for numbers factorization
* Factor (programming language), an experimental Forth-like programming language

In television:
* "The O'Reilly Factor", an American talk show hosted by Bill O'Reilly on Fox News.
* "The Krypton Factor", a British game show hosted by Gordon Burns, formally on ITV. Also had an American version.

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• factor — FÁCTOR, factori, s.m. I. 1. Element, condiţie, împrejurare care determină apariţia unui proces, a unei acţiuni, a unui fenomen. 2. (mat.) Fiecare dintre termenii unei înmulţiri. ♢ Factor prim = fiecare dintre numerele prime prin care se împarte… …   Dicționar Român

• Factor — Paradigmen: multiparadigmatisch Erscheinungsjahr: 2003 Designer: Slava Pestov Aktuelle Version: 0.94  (September 2010) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

• Factor 5 — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Factor 5, LLC Tipo Privada Fundación 1987 Sede San Rafael, California, Estados Unidos Administración …   Wikipedia Español

• factor — aside from its technical senses, means ‘a fact or circumstance that contributes to a result’, and the notion of cause lies at the heart of its use, as in Gladstone s sentence (1878) The first factor in the making of a nation is its religion. A… …   Modern English usage

• factor — fac·tor n [Medieval Latin, doer, maker, agent, from Latin, maker, from facere to do, make] 1: one who acts or transacts business for another: as a: a commercial agent who buys or sells goods for others on commission b: one that lends money to… …   Law dictionary

• Factor 5 — LLC war eine deutsche und später US amerikanische Firma, die Computer und Videospiele entwickelte. Sie entstand aus der Hacker Gruppe The Light Circle und wurde 1987 in Köln als kleines Entwicklungsstudio für Computerspiele gegründet. Die 5 im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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• factor Rh — m. inmun. Factor Rhesus. Medical Dictionary. 2011. factor Rh …   Diccionario médico

• FACTOR — may also refer to the Object Oriented programming requirements caputre acronym Functionality, Application domain, Conditions, Technology, Objects and Responsibility; FACTOR (the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records) is a private non… …   Wikipedia

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