multiple factor


Definition of multiple factor

: one of a group of nonallelic genes that according to the multiple-factor hypothesis control various quantitative hereditary characters

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Recent Examples on the Web Madhavan: There are multiple factors to be considered. Cassie Shortsleeve, Condé Nast Traveler, "Is It Safe to Go to the Beach? Experts Weigh In," 22 May 2020 But there are often multiple factors at play when a newborn has trouble feeding. Christina Caron, New York Times, "Is Tongue-Tie Surgery Necessary for Breastfeeding Success?," 16 Apr. 2020 There are multiple factors—a checklist even—that women have to mentally consider before meeting with male colleagues or partners. Grace Chen, Quartz at Work, "Video conferencing is a secret equalizer for women," 7 May 2020 Those poor shooting nights have also included extended scoring droughts, the result of multiple factors. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks 119, Pacers 100: After surviving a scare, the Bucks get on track in the second half," 4 Mar. 2020 One thing is certain: There’s no one single cause of autism, and every case is the product of multiple factors working together. Nicholette Zeliadt, New York Times, "What Causes Autism?," 20 Apr. 2020 The likelihood that the virus spreads can vary depending on multiple factors — for example, whether a worker hands mail directly to a person or puts it in a mailbox. Maryam Jameel, ProPublica, "Letter Carriers Say the Postal Service Pressured Them to Deliver Mail Despite Coronavirus Symptoms — and Often Without Hand Sanitizer," 18 Mar. 2020 How long a corporate chief lasts in the corner office can depend on multiple factors, including the CEO’s financial stake in a company. Chip Cutter, WSJ, "New Thinking Emerges on Optimal Tenure for a CEO," 3 Feb. 2020 The analysis cites multiple factors for the growth, such as increasingly sophisticated lenders with access to better underwriting data. Los Angeles Times, "How the rich get spending money: Locking fine art in storage and borrowing against it," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of multiple factor

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Multiple factor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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