# factor-v; 3 Senses

### Sense Number 1: Resolve into factors via mathematical operation.

Commentary: Includes: FACTOR OUT, FACTOR IN

__Examples:__

A quantum computer can factor the number 15.

Factor out the problem before proceeding to the next step.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: multiply-108-2

FrameNet: NP

PropBank: NM

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:

*factor_in* 2

*factor_out* 2

### Sense Number 2: (Cause to) be (considered) a part or property of something, possibly with the intent of setting it aside or apart.

Commentary: Includes: FACTOR OUT, FACTOR IN, FACTOR INTO

__Examples:__

Many things factor into a company's profitability.

The adjustment probably didn't factor out all of the wide-ranging

surge in defense orders.

You must factor in the recent developments in your analysis.

Lower feed prices may help animals eat more cheaply, but humans have

to factor in an expensive middleman: the processor.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: NM

FrameNet: NP

PropBank: factor.01

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3

WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:

*factor_in* 1

*factor_out* 1

### Sense Number 3: FACTOR ANALYZE: perform factor analysis, as in statistics.

Commentary: Is: FACTOR ANALYZE

__Examples:__

Factor analyze the data.

Sometime it's difficult to get students to factor analyze.

__Mappings:__

VerbNet: NM

FrameNet: NP

PropBank: NM

WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:

*factor_analyze* 1