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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But multiple factors, including the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, slowed commercial construction. Katie Honan, WSJ, "Amazon’s Attention Raises Hopes, Fears for Long Island City," 7 Nov. 2018 Ultimately, multiple factors led to General Magic's demise. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "General Magic—how tech superfriends assembled, dreamt up smartphones, and failed," 12 Aug. 2018 How much better depends on multiple factors, questions to be answered in the coming months: Just how good is 2018 first-round pick Aaron Holiday? Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Tyreke Evans a risk worth taking as Pacers build Eastern Conference contender," 3 July 2018 Another manufacturer, the office-furniture behemoth Steelcase, increased prices in June for the second time in four months, due to multiple factors, including tariffs and inflation. Diana Budds, Curbed, "How Trump’s tariffs are affecting the furniture industry," 7 Aug. 2018 According to Martin, multiple factors contributed to McCarrick’s ability to operate with impunity for so long. Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, "A Catholic cardinal has weathered sex abuse allegations for years. Now they’re finally public," 29 July 2018 Photo: Getty Images Experts believe that multiple factors must be at play in the bees’ plight. Thor Hanson, WSJ, "The Plight of the Humble Bee," 29 June 2018 In Illinois, the Accelerated Placement Act, which will take effect on July 1, requires school districts to use multiple factors when identifying advanced students. Dana Goldstein, New York Times, "Educators Turn to Programs for Top Students to Narrow the ‘Excellence Gap’," 25 June 2018 According to Patrick DeHaan, the head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, there are multiple factors contributing to the spike in gas prices. Erin Corbett, Fortune, "Gas Taxes Rise in 7 States Just as Record Travel Is Expected for the 4th of July," 2 July 2018

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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