extrinsic factor

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Recent Examples on the Web Some epidemiologists argue that an accurate account of geographical disparities must give due weight to another extrinsic factor: certain governments have responded more effectively to the crisis than others. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, 22 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of extrinsic factor

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Extrinsic factor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extrinsic%20factor. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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extrinsic factor

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