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FACTOR (the Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent on Records) is a "private non-profit organization, ... dedicated to providing assistance toward the growth and development of the Canadian independent recording industry" (from their website).

Founded in 1982, FACTOR has been administering public money since 1986. From an inaugural budget of $200,000 CAD, they now distribute over $11.5 million dollars annually.

The merit-based approach of monetary distribution used by FACTOR and Canadian music video funding organization VideoFACT, is not without critics. In 2009, the organizations came under public scrutiny when a letter written by Unfamiliar Records founder Greg Ipp was republished on the internet[1] - in turn promoting the idea that bigger image-based bands shouldn’t be getting such a huge amount of those finite funds as it leaves relatively little, if any, funding for the smaller up-and-coming bands.[2]

Notable recording artists who have received FACTOR grants include:

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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Etymology

From Latin factor (a doer, maker, performer), from perfect passive participle factus (done or made), from faciō (do, make).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
factor

Plural
factors

factor (plural factors)

  1. A doer, maker; a person who does things for another person or organization
    The factor of the trading post bought the furs.
  2. An integral part
    The greatest factor in the decision was the need for public transportation.
    The economy was a factor in this year's budget figures.
  3. (mathematics) Any of various objects multiplied together to form some whole
    3 is a factor of 12, as are 2, 4 and 6.
    The factors of the Klein four-group are both cyclic of order 2.
  4. (root cause analysis) Influence; a phenomenon that affects the nature, the magnitude, and/or the timing of a consequence
    The launch temperature was a factor of the Challenger disaster.

Quotations

  • 1956Arthur C. Clarke, The City and the Stars, p 38
    The first thousand primes...marched in order before him...the complete sequence of all those numbers that possessed no factors except themselves and unity.

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Verb

Infinitive
to factor

Third person singular
factors

Simple past
factored

Past participle
factored

Present participle
factoring

to factor (third-person singular simple present factors, present participle factoring, simple past and past participle factored)

  1. (transitive) To find all the factors of (a number or other mathematical object) (the objects that divide it evenly).
  2. (of a number or other mathematical object, intransitive) To be a product of other objects.

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External links

  • factor in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • factor in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Latin

Etymology

From faciō (do, make).

Noun

factor (genitive factōris); m, third declension

  1. One who or which does or makes something; doer, maker, performer, perpetrator, agent, player.

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative factor factōrēs
genitive factōris factōrum
dative factōrī factōribus
accusative factōrem factōrēs
ablative factōre factōribus
vocative factor factōrēs

Descendants

References

  • factor” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short (1879), A Latin Dictionary (Oxford: Clarendon Press)

Spanish

Noun

factor m. (plural factores)

Singular
factor m.

Plural
factores m.

  1. factor

Simple English

A factor can be:

  1. a number in mathematics;
  2. a chemical in science.
  3. a character in the game Dungeons & Dragons.







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