1. consider as relevant when making a decision;

- Example: "You must factor in the recent developments"

[syn: factor, factor in, factor out]

2. resolve into factors;

- Example: "a quantum computer can factor the number 15"

[syn: factor, factor in, factor out]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

factor in v 1: consider as relevant when making a decision; "You must factor in the recent developments" [syn: factor, factor in, factor out] 2: resolve into factors; "a quantum computer can factor the number 15" [syn: factor, factor in, factor out]