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noun [countable] factor pronunciation in American English /ˈfæktər/
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    one of the things that influence whether an event happens or the way that it happens
    We have tried to identify the factors that influence the age at which children leave school.
    factor in: Public pressure was a factor in the administration’s decision.
    risk factor (=something that may cause something dangerous or harmful): Lack of exercise is also a risk factor for heart disease.
    an important/major/key factor: Safety is the single most important factor in a car’s design.

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