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|Noun||1.||cognitive factor - something immaterial (as a circumstance or influence) that contributes to producing a result|
divine guidance, inspiration - (theology) a special influence of a divinity on the minds of human beings; "they believe that the books of Scripture were written under divine guidance"
difficulty - a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result; "serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent"