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factor
used in Outliers

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Definition
something that affects a result or outcome
  • He went on: "If anything these schools are a factor deepening and sharpening social distinctions."
    Epilogue (19% in)
factor = something that affects a result or outcome
  • The deciding factor in how they reacted wasn't how emotionally secure they were, or whether they were intellectuals or jocks, or whether they were physically imposing or not.
    Chapter 6 (76% in)
  • factor = thing that affects a result or outcome
  • "It's a classic case," said Suren Ratwatte, a veteran pilot who has been involved for years in "human factors" research, which is the analysis of how human beings interact with complex systems like nuclear power plants and airplanes.
    Chapter 7 (23% in)
factors = things that affect a result or outcome
There are no more uses of "factor" in Outliers.

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