# Factor vs. Aspect

By Jaxson

• Factor (noun)

A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization.

“The factor of the trading post bought the furs.”

• Factor (noun)

An agent or representative.

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• Factor (noun)

One of the elements, circumstances, or influences which contribute to produce a result.

“The greatest factor in the decision was the need for public transportation.”

“The economy was a factor in this year’s budget figures.”

• Factor (noun)

Any of various objects multiplied together to form some whole.

“3 is a factor of 12, as are 2, 4 and 6.”

“The factors of the Klein four-group are both cyclic of order 2.”

• Factor (noun)

Influence; a phenomenon that affects the nature, the magnitude, and/or the timing of a consequence.

“The launch temperature was a factor of the Challenger disaster.”

• Factor (noun)

A resource used in the production of goods or services, a factor of production.

• Factor (noun)

A steward or bailiff of an estate.

• Factor (verb)

To find all the factors of (a number or other mathematical object) (the objects that divide it evenly).

• Factor (verb)

To be a product of other objects.

• Factor (verb)

To sell a debt or debts to an agent (the factor) to collect.

• Aspect (noun)

Any specific feature, part, or element of something.

• Aspect (noun)

The way something appears when viewed from a certain direction or perspective.

• Aspect (noun)

The way something appears when considered from a certain point of view.

• Aspect (noun)

A phase or a partial, but significant view or description of something.

• Aspect (noun)

One’s appearance or expression. from 16th c.

• Aspect (noun)

Position or situation with regard to seeing; that position which enables one to look in a particular direction; position in relation to the points of the compass.

“The house has a southern aspect, i.e. a position which faces the south.”

• Aspect (noun)

Prospect; outlook.

• Aspect (noun)

A grammatical quality of a verb which determines the relationship of the speaker to the internal temporal flow of the event which the verb describes, or whether the speaker views the event from outside as a whole, or from within as it is unfolding. from 19th c.

• Aspect (noun)

The relative position of heavenly bodies as they appear to an observer on earth; the angular relationship between points in a horoscope. from 14th c.

• Aspect (noun)

The act of looking at something; gaze. 14th-19th c.

• Aspect (noun)

Appearance to the eye or the mind; look; view.

• Aspect (noun)

In aspect-oriented programming, a feature or component that can be applied to parts of a program independent of any inheritance hierarchy.

• Aspect (verb)

To channel a divine being.

• Aspect (verb)

To look at.

Wiktionary
• Factor (noun)

a circumstance, fact, or influence that contributes to a result

“his skill was a factor in ensuring that so much was achieved”

“she worked fast, conscious of the time factor”

• Factor (noun)

a gene that determines a hereditary characteristic

“the Rhesus factor”

• Factor (noun)

a number or quantity that when multiplied with another produces a given number or expression

“an amount that exceeds it by a factor of 1000 or more”

• Factor (noun)

a number or algebraic expression by which another is exactly divisible.

• Factor (noun)

a level on a scale of measurement.

• Factor (noun)

(with numeral) a sunscreen of the sun protection factor specified

“factor 30 sun cream”

• Factor (noun)

any of a number of substances in the blood, mostly identified by numerals, which are involved in coagulation.

• Factor (noun)

an agent who buys and sells goods on commission

“his father was chief factor for the Hudson’s Bay Company”

• Factor (noun)

a company that buys a manufacturer’s invoices at a discount and takes responsibility for collecting the payments due on them.

• Factor (noun)

a land agent or steward

“the house became home to the estate factor”

• Factor (noun)

an agent, deputy, or representative.

• Factor (verb)

another term for factorize

“last year researchers factored a number 155 digits long”

• Factor (verb)

(of a company) sell (its invoices) to a factor

“they collected rents while he factored these forfeited estates”

• Aspect (noun)

a particular part or feature of something

“the financial aspect can be overstressed”

“personal effectiveness in all aspects of life”

• Aspect (noun)

a particular way in which something may be considered

“from every aspect theirs was a changing world”

• Aspect (noun)

a particular appearance or quality

“a man of decidedly foreign aspect”

“the air of desertion lent the place a sinister aspect”

• Aspect (noun)

the positioning of a building or other structure in a particular direction

“a greenhouse with a southern aspect”

• Aspect (noun)

the side of a building facing a particular direction

“the front aspect of the hotel was unremarkable”

• Aspect (noun)

any of a number of particular angular relationships between one celestial body or point on the ecliptic and another

“the sun in Aries formed an adverse aspect with Uranus in Capricorn”

• Aspect (noun)

a category or form which expresses the way in which time is denoted by a verb

“four verbal aspects”

“the semantics of tense and aspect”

• Aspect (verb)

(of a planet) form an aspect with (another celestial body)

“the sun is superbly aspected by your ruler Mars on the 19th”

Oxford Dictionary