plural -s
: 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

Word History


factor entry 1 + -ist

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of factorist was in 1930

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“Factorist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/factorist. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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