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Factor (noun, verb)

Definition:

(n.) 1. an element contributing to the result of something; 2. a mathematical quantity multiplied with other numbers, or the amount by which something is multiplied; 3. a person or organization that trades for commission; (v.) 1. to include or exclude as a contributing element; 2. to calculate the factors of a given quantity or expression

Example Sentences:

– The most important factor in the decision to hire her as the new manager was her past record of success in a similar position.
– There are several factors that you should consider when determining the value of a company.
– Once she factored in variables such as inflation, Lisa found that her salary did not grow much.

Synonyms:

part, aspect, facet, element, cause

Antonyms:

composite, whole;

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Onus (noun)

Definition:

1. burden, duty, or responsibility; 2. the blame for something; 3. burden of proof

Example Sentences:

– When the economy is in a recession, many believe the onus is on the President and Congress to pull the country out of it.
– Marc will always bear the onus of having made bad investment decisions and losing most of the family’s retirement savings.
– In court, the onus is on the prosecution to prove guilt.

Synonyms:

burden, responsibility,

Antonyms:

acclaim, commendation

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