factor


factor
noun
ADJECTIVE
big, important, main, major, relevant, significant

one of the most significant factors

critical, crucial, deciding, decisive, determining, key, vital

This is regarded as the crucial factor in deciding who should get priority.

Money proved to be the deciding factor.

contributing, contributory

Poor organization was certainly a contributory factor to the crisis.

complicating

A complicating factor is her parents' refusal to cooperate with the police.

limiting
mitigating

The appeal judges spoke of strong mitigating factors in the case.

aggravating
additional
single

The closure of the mine was the single most important factor in the town's decline.

common

Look for the common factor in all these cases.

external, extraneous, extrinsic

External factors in the production of disease include pollution of the environment.

internal, intrinsic
causal, causative
risk

Studies have established that smoking is a risk factor for cancer.

contextual, demographic, economic, environmental, genetic, political, psychological, situational, social
human

The human factor is crucial to success in team management.

VERB + FACTOR
consider, take into account

A variety of other factors will be taken into account.

identify
depend on
FACTOR + VERB
be involved, operate

the contextual factors which operate to hinder understanding

affect sth, be responsible for sth, cause sth, contribute to sth, determine sth, influence sth, predispose sb/sth to sth

environmental factors which predispose children to middle-ear infections

explain sth
constrain sth, inhibit sth, militate against sth

one of the factors that influenced his decision

interact

We examine how economic and social factors interact.

include sth
be at play

There are several factors at play here.

PREPOSITION
factor behind

the main factors behind the dollar's weakness

factor in

a key factor in the decision

PHRASES
a combination, number, variety, etc. of factors

The outcome will depend on a number of factors.


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