deciding factor

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of deciding factor

1 : something that causes someone to make a particular decision
  • The deciding factor was cost.
  • His lack of experience was the deciding factor in my decision not to hire him.
2 : something that causes something to end a particular way
  • His home run was the deciding factor in the game.

Word by Word Definitions

deciding
  1. : that decides : decisive

factor play
  1. : one who acts or transacts business for another: such as

  2. : broker

  3. : one that lends money to producers and dealers (as on the security of accounts receivable)

  1. : to work as a factor

  2. : to resolve into factors

  3. : to include or admit as a factor


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