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Definition 1: (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity - [noun denoting body]

Samples where factor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • genes were formerly called factors

Synonyms for factor in the sense of this definition

(factor is a kind of ...) serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern

"the sequence of names was alphabetical" "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA"

(... is a kind of factor ) gene that produces the same phenotype in the organism whether or not its allele identical

"the dominant gene for brown eyes"

(... is a kind of factor ) gene that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its allele is identical

"the recessive gene for blue eyes"

(... is a kind of factor ) a gene that produces a repressor substance that inhibits an operator gene

(... is a kind of factor ) gene that prevents a nonallele from being transcribed

(... is a kind of factor ) a gene that controls the production of a specific protein or peptide

(... is a kind of factor ) a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)

(... is a kind of factor ) an exogenous gene introduced into the genome of another organism

(... is a kind of factor ) a gene located on an X chromosome

(... is a kind of factor ) a gene located on a Y chromosome

(... is a kind of factor ) a normal gene that has the potential to become an oncogene

(... is a kind of factor ) a gene that by itself has little effect on the phenotype but which can act together with others to produce observable variations

(... is a kind of factor ) a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells

(... is a kind of factor ) (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character

"some alleles are dominant over others"

(... is a kind of factor ) a specific gene that produces a recognizable trait and can be used in family or population studies

(... is a kind of factor ) one the genes that are involved in embryologic development

(... is a kind of factor ) any gene that has an effect that causes the death of the organism at any stage of life

(... is a kind of factor ) any pair of genes that tend to be transmitted together

"the genes of Drosophila fall into four linkage groups"

(... is a kind of factor ) a gene that modifies the effect produced by another gene

(... is a kind of factor ) a gene that has changed so that the normal transmission and expression of a trait is affected

(... is a kind of factor ) genes that are not competitors at the same locus

(... is a kind of factor ) a gene that activates the production of messenger RNA by adjacent structural genes

(... is part of factor) a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order

"humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"

(... is part of factor) (biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information

"DNA is the king of molecules"

(factor belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

(factor belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)

Definition 2: an abstract part of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where factor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • jealousy was a component of his character
  • two constituents of a musical composition are melody and harmony
  • the grammatical elements of a sentence
  • a key factor in her success
  • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech

Synonyms for factor in the sense of this definition

(factor is a kind of ...) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

"the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

(... is a kind of factor ) the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim

"profit is the be-all and end-all of business"

(... is a kind of factor ) a component or element of the plot of a story

(... is a kind of factor ) a geometric element that has position but no extension

"a point is defined by its coordinates"

Definition 3: an independent variable in statistics - [noun denoting cognition]

(factor is a kind of ...) (statistics) a variable whose values are independent of changes in the values of other variables

Definition 4: anything that contributes causally to a result - [noun denoting event]

Samples where factor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a number of factors determined the outcome

(factor is a kind of ...) events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something

"they are trying to determine the cause of the crash"

(... is a kind of factor ) any factor that could be considered important to the understanding of a particular business

"fundamentals include a company's growth, revenues, earnings, management, and capital structure"

(... is a kind of factor ) any factor that defines a system and determines (or limits) its performance

(... is a kind of factor ) a factor in a given situation whose bearing and importance is not apparent

"I don't know what the new man will do; he's still an unknown quantity"

(... is a kind of factor ) an unpredictable factor

"the weather was a wild card"

(... is a kind of factor ) a substance produced by the hypothalamus that is capable of accelerating the secretion of a given hormone by the anterior pituitary gland

(... is a kind of factor ) a substance produced by the mucosa of the stomach and intestines that is essential for the absorption of vitamin B12

"lack of intrinsic factor can result in pernicious anemia"

Definition 5: a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission - [noun denoting person]

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(factor is a kind of ...) a capitalist who engages in industrial commercial enterprise

(... is a kind of factor ) someone who sells or arranges trips or tours for customers

(... is a kind of factor ) one appointed to represent a city or university or corporation in business transactions

(... is a kind of factor ) an agent in the buying and selling of stocks and bonds

(... is a kind of factor ) an agent for the ship owner; obtains cargo and may arrange for its loading or discharge

(... is a kind of factor ) a person who is authorized to act as an agent for the sale of land

"in England they call a real estate agent a land agent"

(... is a kind of factor ) a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities

(... is a kind of factor ) an agent who sells insurance

(... is a kind of factor ) an agent who conducts an auction

(... is a member of factor) a stock broker's business; charges a fee to act as intermediary between buyer and seller

Definition 6: one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where factor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what are the 4 factors of 6?

Synonyms for factor in the sense of this definition

(factor is a kind of ...) any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero

"an integer is a number that is not a fraction"

(... is a kind of factor ) the prime factors of a quantity are all of the prime quantities that will exactly divide the given quantity

(... is a kind of factor ) the average number of binary digits needed to express one radix digit in a numeration system that is not binary; on the average a number that can be expressed in N decimal digits takes 3.3N binary digits

(... is a kind of factor ) an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly

Definition 7: any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together - [noun denoting quantity]

(factor is a kind of ...) a concept of quantity involving zero and units

"every number has a unique position in the sequence"

(... is a kind of factor ) a statistical factor designed to remove the effect of inflation; inflation adjusted variables are in constant dollars

(... is a kind of factor ) factor by which a quantity that is expressed in one set of units must be multiplied in order to convert it into another set of units

(... is a kind of factor ) the constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y; usually written y = kx, where k is the factor of proportionality

Definition 8: resolve into factors - [verb of cognition]

Samples where factor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a quantum computer can factor the number 15

Synonyms for factor in the sense of this definition

(factor is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

(factor belongs to category ...) the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations

Definition 9: consider as relevant when making a decision - [verb of cognition]

Samples where factor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You must factor in the recent developments

Synonyms for factor in the sense of this definition

(factor is a kind of ...) give careful consideration to

"consider the possibility of moving"

Definition 10: be a contributing factor - [verb of possession]

Samples where factor or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • make things factor into a company's profitability

(factor is a kind of ...) bestow a quality on

"Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company" "The music added a lot to the play" "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings" "This adds a light note to the program"

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