# common factor

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## common factor

n
(Mathematics) a number or quantity that is a factor of each member of a group of numbers or quantities: 5 is a common factor of 15 and 20. Also called: common divisor
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 Noun 1 common factor - an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenlydivisor, factor - one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?"greatest common divisor, greatest common factor, highest common factor - the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers
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We have this Beppo as a common factor, both in Kennington and in Kensington, so that is worth a ten-mile drive.
The common factor These six managers have something in common (other than being managers!).
do not have a common factor which can identify them as a single unit, like the Malays in Sarawak.
Their purpose will be to unify the two schools of music on stage, their common factor being the improvisational skills of the musical artists.
Campaigners claim this is a "common factor" in dozens of deaths this year, and have issued lifesaving advice.
The first stage, the factor analysis method, is used based on work-zone crash data elements to determine the weight of each factor to classify the main factors and identify the common factors. In the second stage, the severity model is developed based on common factor scores to determine the relative effects of each common factor.
Specifically, the traditional error term in a regression equation is decomposed into time-specific "common factors" that can affect all cross section units, heterogeneous "factor loadings" that represent how a common factor affects a particular cross section unit, and an idiosyncratic error term.
However, there is one, essential common factor. It is, in the minds of the perpetrators, justified to kill in the name of the "cause".
The loading coefficient [[beta].sub.ij] indicates the effect of the jth common factor on the ith stock; in the present we set [[beta].sub.ij] = 1 (i = 1, 2, ..., m; j = 1, 2, ..., n).
In addition, because the common factor and specific factor are irrelevant, then
Assessment of Common Factors. Characteristic root value is an index to evaluate the influence of extracted common factors; that is, introduction of this common factor can explain and evaluate the information of the original variables.
This could be explained by arguing that if two adjacent Fibonacci numbers had a common factor other than 1, then because of the way the sequence of Fibonacci numbers is constructed, all Fibonacci numbers would have the same common factor.

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