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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The current pace-of-play guidelines provide a player 40 to 50 seconds to execute a shot, depending on multiple factors including order of play. Daniel Rapaport,, "PGA Tour Exploring Changes to Pace-of-Play Policy Amid DeChambeau Fallout," 11 Aug. 2019 There are multiple factors that make the lanternfly especially concerning in the US. Claire Marie Porter, WIRED, "This Voracious, Unstoppable Bug Is Killing Off Vineyards," 2 Aug. 2019 UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine professor Susan Stover says recent deaths have been a result of multiple factors. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, "Report: Horse dies at Churchill Downs of heart attack or heat stroke," 30 June 2019 While there are multiple factors at work in the development of scale-free networks, preferential attachment is seen by many as the most fundamental. Quanta Magazine, "How Network Math Can Help You Make Friends," 20 Aug. 2018 UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine professor Susan Stover says recent deaths have been a result of multiple factors. Tim Sullivan, The Courier-Journal, "Santa Anita resists California board recommendation to shut down after latest fatality," 9 June 2019 Authority officials say that falling subway and bus ridership is driven by multiple factors. Paul Berger, WSJ, "Fare Evasion Costs the MTA $215 Million," 3 Dec. 2018 This ruling conflicts with several other circuit courts that have held that prior salary may be considered among multiple factors in setting pay, so the case could be headed to the Supreme Court. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Silicon Valley’s Supreme Salvation," 26 Sep. 2018 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

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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