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She said that mealtimes were a key factor. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The growing popularity of internet banking is the major factor behind the closures. The Sun (2016)She wanted the wow factor and duly returned it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are a number of other factors that employers should consider. Times, Sunday Times (2017)And one factor that can have a considerable influence is our diet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Factor in petrol costs and any additional overnight stays before deciding which is cheaper overall. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are many factors to consider, specifically the three key points below. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yet I fear that the validity of the observation is undercut by two factors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We know that fat is only one factor in increasing the risks of these conditions. Preventing Heart Disease (1987)You need to review likely costs regularly and factor in changing circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This has become a key factor in our lives. Christianity Today (2000)Whether or not you get a home for a song depends on many factors. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But the real wow factor came from outside the four walls. The Sun (2016)The role of cost accounting is to identify the basic control factors used in managing a business. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)There are probably a large number of factors that contribute to this trend. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)Reducing factors that increase that risk is essential. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Wrap up warm and put on some moisturiser with a protection factor. The Sun (2011)The impact of the two remaining factors on net trade was less important. Competing in a Global Economy (1990)Comfort is another key factor for drivers who spend the day behind the wheel. The Sun (2010)That was one of the big factors. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So this is what they mean by the feelgood factor. The Sun (2016)The second is to confuse cause and factor when looking at speed in crashes. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The transport of molecules through the arterial wall is another important factor. Lower Your Blood Pressure in 4 Easy Stages (1989)We have now reached the point at which the banks themselves have become a major risk factor. Times, Sunday Times (2011)This is certainly one factor in recent rapid ice loss. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The second major factor is the personal concern employers have for their employees. An Introduction to Community Health (1995)This result implies that the marginal factor cost curve lies above the average factor cost curve. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Whether or not it will be able to change depends on many factors. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)Money is one factor but the use of that money is more relevant. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There is no real wow factor in the main menu but the food is good quality and well cooked. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'factor'
British English: factor NOUN
A factor is one of the things that affects an event, decision, or situation.
Physical activity is an important factor in maintaining fitness.
Definition of factor from the Collins English Dictionary
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