How to use the word factor in academic writing


e.g. 'Many factors were identified as contributing to performance.'

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  1. anything that contributes causally to a result
  2. (statistics) an independent variable
  3. (mathematics) a number that divides into another number exactly
  4. the amount by which something increases or decreases
  5. (medicine) a substance in the blood that helps the clotting process

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