Variant of factor
- a person who carries on business transactions for another; commission merchant; agent for the sale of goods entrusted to his possession
- an agent, as a banking or finance company, engaged in financing the operations of certain companies, or in financing wholesale and retail sales, through the purchase of accounts receivable
Origin: < fig. use of sense 4any of the circumstances, conditions, etc. that bring about a result; element or constituent that makes a thing what it is
- Biol. gene
- Math. any of two or more quantities which form a product when multiplied together
Origin: ME factour < OFr facteur < L factor, doer, maker < pp. of facere, do
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