Noun Definition


1.Definition: (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"

Related Noun(s):cistron, gene

Category: General

2.Definition: a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

Related Noun(s):agent, broker

Category: People

3.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):component, constituent, element

Category: General

4.Definition: an independent variable in statistics

Category: General

5.Definition: any of the numbers (or symbols) that form a product when multiplied together

Category: General

6.Definition: anything that contributes causally to a result

"A number of factors determined the outcome"

Category: General

7.Definition: one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer

"What are the 4 factors of 6?"

Related Noun(s):divisor

Category: General