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  • v. To consider as a factor

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

  • v. resolve into factors
  • v. consider as relevant when making a decision


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • It had been the EIS that had first traced the defective batches of polio vaccine back to Cutter Laboratories, and the speed with which it worked had been a major factor in preventing the total collapse of the polio campaign.

    The Panic Virus

  • Robin van Persie's five-month injury absence was seen as a major factor in Arsenal failing to last the distance.

    TEAMtalk Football News

  • In this way the Reformation was a chief factor in the evolution of royal absolutism.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Deputy Secretary Bob Zoellick spent several days in Abuja at the end of the negotiations, and knowing Zoellick, I had no doubt he was a major factor in pushing the talks to a conclusion.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • Your profile can also determine what interest rates you pay, higher or lower, and in some cases will also be a determining factor in whether you get a certain job or even an applied-for larger life insurance policy.


  • Two weeks after the flight, the Gemini VIII Mission Evaluation Team “positively ruled out” pilot error as a factor in the emergency.

    First Man

  • This shift from a whole-foods diet to a processed-food diet over the past sixty years is a critical factor in pushing autoimmune disease rates ever upward.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Vehemently, as if rank were the most important factor in his service to the South, Johnston argued his case.


  • Is mumps virus an etiologic factor in juvenile diabetes mellitus?

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Moran was sick, the controls were well-this [unclear: [illeg.]] demonstrated that the mosquito was the essential, the single, factor in making a house infected!

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]


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