multiple factor


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

Examples of multiple factor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Currently, that determination is made later in immigration proceedings based on multiple factors. Molly Nagle, ABC News, 9 May 2024 Since salary is dependent on multiple factors, do some research to get a sense of what your target job should offer. Caroline Ceniza-Levine, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that multiple factors are behind HBO’s decision to delay production on the third season of the drama starring Zendaya, notably conversations between the network and creator Sam Levinson on where the action will be set after the characters leave high school. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Mar. 2024 Contrary to popular belief, there’s no best way to sleep because multiple factors like age and pre-existing conditions come into play. Brianna Kamienski, The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2024 There are multiple factors in a rise coming after last year's crash from preseason No. 1 in the AP Top 25 to missing the NCAA Tournament. Aaron Beard, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2024 The answer is that multiple factors will influence what your own unique body and lifestyle require. Lisa Desantis, Glamour, 28 Dec. 2023 In fact, the compliance and reporting burden continues to escalate, driven by multiple factors including new global tax rules, according to the report. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 20 Mar. 2024 Another reason not to be alarmed about the bone risk is that for any human there are multiple factors that play into bone loss or osteoporosis later in life, such as genetics, health conditions and lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise, Forcier said. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 15 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiple factor was in 1915

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“Multiple factor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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multiple factor

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