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noun – 1. an important part of a result, a process, etc. Visibility remains a very important factor in aviation, critical factor extremely important factor, dominant factor most important factor, safety factor something which plays an important part in safety 2. by a factor of quantity by which a stated quantity is multiplied or divided, so as to indicate an increase or decrease in a measurement by a factor of ten ten times. The rate is increased by a factor of 10, conversion factor a formula or figure used for conversion of temperatures, distances, etc., from one system to another. The conversion factor for converting UK gallons to litres is: x 4.546.

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