US: /ˈfæktɝ/
UK: /fˈæktɐ/

English Vietnamese dictionary

factor /'fæktə/
  • danh từ
    • nhân tố
      • human factor: nhân tố con người
    • người quản lý, người đại diện
    • người buôn bán ăn hoa hồng
    • (Ê-cốt) người quản lý ruộng đất
    • (toán học) thừa số
    • (kỹ thuật) hệ số
      • factor of safety: hệ số an toàn

Advanced English dictionary

noun, verb
+ noun
1 [C] one of several things that cause or influence sth: environmental / economic factors + The closure of the mine was the single most important factor in the town's decline. + the key / crucial / deciding factor + The result will depend on a number of different factors
2 [C] (mathematics) a number that divides into another number exactly: 2, 3, 4 and 6 are factors of 12.
3 [C] the amount by which sth increases or decreases: The real wage of the average worker has increased by a factor of over ten in the last 70 years.
4 [C] a particular level on a scale of measurement: a suntan lotion with a protection factor of 10 + The wind-chill factor will make it seem colder.
5 [U] (medical) a substance in the blood that helps the CLOTTING process. There are several types of this substance: Haemophiliacs have no factor 8 in their blood
Idioms see FEEL-GOOD
Phrasal Verbs: factor sth<->in
factor sth<->into sth (technical) to include a particular fact or situation when you are thinking about or planning sth: Remember to factor in staffing costs when you are planning the project.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 constituent, ingredient, element, part, particular, piece, component; circumstance, consideration, aspect, fact, influence, determinant, cause:
Which factors contributed to the decline of Mayan civilization?
2 agent, representative, proxy, middleman, intermediary, deputy, go-between:
Our company has a factor handling all our exports.
3 banker, financier, backer, moneylender, lender:
The factors lent us money to buy the stock needed to fill the orders.

Collocation dictionary


important, main, major, relevant, significant
one of the most significant factors
| critical, crucial, deciding, decisive, determining, key, vital
This is regarded as the crucial factor in deciding who should get priority. Money proved to be the deciding factor.
| contributing, contributory
Poor organization was certainly a contributory factor to the crisis.
| complicating, distorting
A complicating factor is her parents' refusal to cooperate with the police.
| limiting | mitigating
The appeal judges spoke of strong mitigating factors in the case.
| aggravating | additional | single
The closure of the mine was the single most important factor in the town's decline.
| common
Look for the common factor in all these cases.
| external, extraneous, extrinsic
External factors in the production of disease include pollution of the environment.
| internal, intrinsic | causal, causative | risk
Studies have established that smoking is a risk factor for cancer.
| contextual, demographic, economic, environmental, genetic, political, psychological, situational, social


consider, take into account
A variety of other factors will be taken into account.
| depend on


be involved, operate
the contextual factors which operate to hinder understanding
| affect sth, be responsible for sth, contribute to sth, determine sth, influence sth, precipitate sth, predispose sb/sth to sth
environmental factors which predispose children to middle-ear infections
| constrain sth, inhibit sth, militate against sth
one of the factors that influenced his decision
| interact
looking at how economic and social factors interact
| include sth


~ behind
the main factors behind the dollar's weakness
| ~ in
a key factor in the decision


a combination/number/range/variety of factors
The outcome will depend on a number of factors.

Concise English dictionary

+anything that contributes causally to a result
+an abstract part of something
+any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together
+one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer
+a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
+an independent variable in statistics
+(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
+resolve into factors