Transcription Factor

Science / Genetics / Transcription Factor: A protein that binds to regulatory regions and helps control gene expression.

Other Words for Factor

Factor Adjective Synonyms: constituent, ingredient, element, part, particular, piece, component, circumstance, consideration, aspect, fact, influence, determinant, cause
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Power Factor

Technology / Home Audio / Power Factor: The ratio of the total power in watts (resistive load) to the total apparent power in voltamperes (VA) (reactive load). The difference between watts and VA is due to reactive load impedance. Apparent MORE

Pool Factor

Business / Finance / Pool Factor: The outstanding principal balance divided by the original principal balance with the result expressed as a decimal. Pool factors are published monthly by the Bond Buyer newspaper for Ginnie Mae, Fanni MORE

Phonetic Transcription

Entertainment / Literature / Phonetic Transcription: Written symbols that linguists use to represent speech sounds. One common transcription system is the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet). To see samples in PDF format, you can download IPA vowels a MORE

Present Value Factor

Business / Finance / Present Value Factor: Factor used to calculate an estimate of the present value of an amount to be received in a future period. If the opportunity cost of funds is 10% over next year, the factor is [1/(1 + 0.10)]. MORE

Protective Factors

Life Style / Adoption / Protective Factors: Strengths and resources that appear to mediate or serve as a 'buffer' against risk factors that contribute to vulnerability to maltreatment or against the negative effects of maltreatment experiences. MORE

Rate Factor

Business / Real Estate / Rate Factor: The number of dollars required to pay off each $1,000 of a mortgage loan. MORE

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