Factor

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

Commerce[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Biology[edit]

Computer science and information technology[edit]

Other uses in science and technology[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

General mathematics[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • An independent variable, either categorical or continuous, controlled by the experimenter.
    • "Factor" is sometimes used synonymously with categorical variable, regardless whether it is controlled.
  • Factor analysis, the study of how factors or certain variables affect other variables
  • The factorization theorem, a characterization of a class of statistics called sufficient statistics.

People[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Factor (chord), a member or component of a chord
  • FACTOR, the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records

See also[edit]