Definitions

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  • v. : To create a list of factors.
  • v. : To divide an expression into a listing of items that, when multiplied together, will produce the original quantity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to resolve into factors, as of a polynomial; same as factorize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. resolve (a polynomial) into factors

Etymologies

From factor + -ise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I shall not try to 'factorise' the result represented by her state of mind from time to time; still less shall I employ a mathematical process to prove that the ratio of _dx_ to _dy_ is twice _x_, the change in

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  • And more recently, but with less mainstream fanfare (well in fact none to be honest ...) a group of academics have managed to factorise a 768-bit RSA public key resulting in some of the more technical media questioning the future of RSA.

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  • And more recently, but with less mainstream fanfare (well, in fact, none to be honest ...) a group of academics have managed to factorise a 768-bit RSA public key resulting in some of the more technical media questioning the future of RSA.

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  • There is just one more step to fully factorise it though.

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  • I'm a sucker for layman books on maths and science history, just don't ask me to factorise, solving where X is a real number.

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  • "(Chorus of screams and laughter from children who can factorise cubics before lunch.)

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