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factor
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Dune
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  • "The finest Mentats have a healthy respect for the error factor in their computations," she said.
  • "Cautious," he said, "and aware of the error factor."

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  • With reinvestment and growth factors accounted for, including the CHOAM percentage and military costs, our profit margin will be reduced to a very narrow six or seven per cent until we can replace worn-out equipment.
  • The daughter the Bene Gesserit wanted—it wasn’t to end the old Atreides-Harkonnen feud, but to fix some genetic factor in their lines.
  • And for the first time she sensed, without understanding it, the uncertainty factor in Paul’s gift.
  • The uncertainty factor touched him with wonder.
  • Kynes thought of installing reduction plants to recover water from the hydrogen and oxygen locked in native rock, but the energy-cost factor was far too high.
  • Even this was a factor to consider in assessing the Baron, as were the red walls of this private conference room and the faint sweet herb scent that hung on the air, masking a deeper musk.
  • If both died here that would leave only Feyd-Rautha’s bastard daughter, still a baby, an unknown, an unmeasured factor, and Alia, the abomination.

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as in: It was the deciding factor. Define
one of the things that influences a result or outcome
as in: factor it into your thinking Define
include consideration of
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