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factor
used in Atlas Shrugged

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1  —3 uses as in:
It was the deciding factor.
Definition
something that affects a result or outcome
  • When considering an investment, we should, in my opinion, take a chance on human beings, rather than on purely material factors.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (53% in)
factors = things that affect a result or outcome
  • Isn't that a factor which you must take into consideration?
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (31% in)
  • "The only factors to consider are land acreage and population figures," said Dr. Ferris in a statistical voice, blowing smoke rings at the ceiling.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (68% in)

There are no more uses of "factor" flagged with this meaning in Atlas Shrugged.

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  • Any enlightened person knows that man is made by the material factors of his background, and that a man's mind is shaped by his tools of production.
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (64% in)
  • We can never tell when one such issue may he decided and what may be the decisive factor in a delicate balance.
    1.7 Part 1 Chapter 7 — The Exploiters and the Exploited (36% in)
  • Taggart's voice still retained a practiced smoothness, but it was the smoothness of a piece of cloth stretched tight over a broken glass object, and the sharp edges showed through once in a while: "I think it is generally conceded that the main factor affecting every railroad in the country is the unusual rate of business failures.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (20% in)

There are no more uses of "factor" in Atlas Shrugged.

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