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A factor, a Latin word meaning "who/which acts", may refer to:

In commerce:

In biology:

In mathematics:

In statistics:

  • An independent variable, either categorical or continuous, controlled by the experimenter. However, "factor" is sometimes used synonymously with categorical variable, regardless whether it is controlled.
  • Factor analysis is the study of how factors or certain variables affect other variables

In physics:

In technology:

  • Human factors, a profession that focuses on how people interact with products, tools, or procedures.

In computer science and information technology:

In scientific method:

In television:



  • FACTOR, the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records