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  • (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity
    • genes were formerly called factors
  • an independent variable in statistics
  • any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
  • a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
  • one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
    • what are the 4 factors of 6?
  • an abstract part of something
    • jealousy was a component of his character
    • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
    • the grammatical elements of a sentence
    • a key factor in her success
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  • anything that contributes causally to a result
    • a number of factors determined the outcome
  • consider as relevant when making a decision
    • You must factor in the recent developments
  • be a contributing factor
    • make things factor into a company's profitability
  • resolve into factors
    • a quantum computer can factor the number 15
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