Synonyms of factor
1 elementDictionary • Physical activity is an important factor in maintaining fitness.
element • one of the key elements of the UN's peace plan
thing • If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
point • The most interesting point about the village is its religion.
part • The engine only has three moving parts.
item • The other item on the agenda is the tour.
aspect • Climate affects every aspect of our lives.
circumstance • I'm making inquiries about the circumstances of her murder.
consideration • Price was a major consideration in our choice of house.
component • Enriched uranium is a key component of nuclear weapons.
determinant • the types of determinant that are likely to influence trade
usage note:In strict usage, factor should only be used to refer to something which contributes to a result. It should not be used to refer to a part of something, such as a plan or arrangement; more appropriate alternatives to factor in this sense are words such as component or element.
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agentAn agent is a person who looks after someone else's business affairs or does business on their behalf.
• You are buying direct, rather than through an agent.
aspectAn aspect of something is one of the parts of its character or nature.
• Climate affects every aspect of our lives.
circumstanceThe circumstances of an event are the way it happened or the causes of it.
• I'm making inquiries about the circumstances of her murder.
Thesaurus for factor from the Collins English Thesaurus
an element or cause that contributes to a result