[+problem, decision] facteur m
→ ... environmental factors, such as air pollution
to be a factor in sth être un facteur de qch, jouer un rôle dans qch
→ His wife's health was a significant factor in his decision to retire.
safety factor facteur m de sécurité
risk factor facteur m de risque
to be a risk factor for sth, to be a risk factor in sth être un facteur de risque de qch
→ Hypertension is a risk factor for heart attack, stroke and kidney damage
→ Overheating is a risk factor for cot deaths in babies
contributing factor facteur contributif
to be a contributing factor to sth être un facteur contributif dans qch, contribuer à qch
→ Youth unemployment is a major contributing factor to this problem ...
→ The price of food may be a contributing factor to the increasing number of overweight people
→ The trading losses alone cannot be blamed for causing the bank's collapse, but it was undoubtedly a contributing factor.
(MATHEMATICS) facteur m
to increase by a factor of 10 être multiplié (e) par 10
→ The amount of energy used has gone up by a factor of eight.
→ the ticket price has increased by a factor of four
→ the price of water has risen by a factor of five in real terms over the last 30 years
(=business) société f d'affacturage
(=agent) dépositaire mf
(=take account of) prendre en compte
→ Markets rallied strongly as interest rate stability was factored in
→ An unwanted fax wastes 10 cents, he estimates, if you factor in the cost of paper, ink, wear and tear on the fax machine and the time lost in sorting through all the incoming faxes
to factor sth in to [+calculation, decision] prendre qch en compte dans
→ They seem to have already factored a tax like this into their calculations
→ You'd better consider this and factor this into your decision making.
n optimisme m
→ There were obvious signs of the feel-good factor in the last survey taken in the wake of the election result.
[+sun cream] indice m de protection
n facteur m rhésus
n ( rhesus factor) facteur m rhésus
n facteur m de refroidissement dû au vent
* effet m impressionnant (ce qui produit une forte impression initiale)
→ Madejski's new house simply didn't have the 'wow' factor
→ The house was sold out for a 4:30 show on a Friday afternoon. When the curtain opened, the wow factor was immediate
→ the scheme sells itself on the "wow" factor of its panoramic views over the city