WordNet Search - 3.1

Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations

Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"

- S: (n)
**factor**(anything that contributes causally to a result)*"a number of factors determined the outcome"* - S: (n) component, constituent, element,
**factor**, ingredient (an abstract part of something)*"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"* *direct hyponym*/**full hyponym**- S: (n) be-all and end-all, be all and end all (the essential factor; the all-important element; the supreme aim)
*"profit is the be-all and end-all of business"* - S: (n) plot element (a component or element of the plot of a story)
- S: (n) McGuffin, MacGuffin ((film) a plot element that catches the viewers' attention or drives the plot)
*"the McGuffin was a key element of Alfred Hitchcock's films"* - S: (n) point (a geometric element that has position but no extension)
*"a point is defined by its coordinates"* - S: (n) attractor, attracter ((physics) a point in the ideal multidimensional phase space that is used to describe a system toward which the system tends to evolve regardless of the starting conditions of the system)
- S: (n) strange attractor, chaotic attractor (an attractor for which the approach to its final point in phase space is chaotic)
- S: (n) intersection, intersection point, point of intersection (a point where lines intersect)
- S: (n) metacenter, metacentre ((shipbuilding) the point of intersection between two vertical lines, one line through the center of buoyancy of the hull of a ship in equilibrium and the other line through the center of buoyancy of the hull when the ship is inclined to one side; the distance of this intersection above the center of gravity is an indication of the stability of the ship)
- S: (n) vertex (the point of intersection of lines or the point opposite the base of a figure)
- S: (n) intercept (the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis)
*direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term**derivationally related form*- S: (n) divisor,
**factor**(one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer)*"what are the 4 factors of 6?"* - S: (n) agent,
**factor**, broker (a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission) - S: (n)
**factor**(any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together) *direct hyponym*/*full hyponym**direct hypernym*/*inherited hypernym*/*sister term**derivationally related form*- S: (n)
**factor**(an independent variable in statistics) - S: (n) gene, cistron,
**factor**((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)*"genes were formerly called factors"*

- S: (v)
**factor**, factor in, factor out (resolve into factors)*"a quantum computer can factor the number 15"* - S: (v)
**factor**(be a contributing factor)*"make things factor into a company's profitability"* - S: (v)
**factor**, factor in, factor out (consider as relevant when making a decision)*"You must factor in the recent developments"*