Circumstance or element contributing to an event

For example: being 6 feet 10 inches was one factor that helped him make the basketball team.

Any of the numbers or symbols in mathematics which form a product when muyltiplied together.
Fro example, 3 is a factor of 12, because 3 can be multiplied by 4 to give 12. Similarly, 5 is a factor of 20, because 5 times 4 is 20.