factorist

noun
fac·​tor·​ist | \ ˈfaktərə̇st \
plural -s

Definition of factorist

: an adherent to the theory that mental abilities depend on several factors, some specific and affecting success with one kind of task only, others general and affecting all undertakings

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First Known Use of factorist

1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for factorist

factor entry 1 + -ist

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“Factorist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/factorist. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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