Facient
Facient Fa"cient, n. [L. faciens, -- entis, p. pr. of facere to make, do. See {Fact}.] 1. One who does anything, good or bad; a doer; an agent. [Obs.] --Bp. Hacket. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mach.) (a) One of the variables of a quantic as distinguished from a coefficient. (b) The multiplier. [1913 Webster]

Note: The terms facient, faciend, and factum, may imply that the multiplication involved is not ordinary multiplication, but is either some specified operation, or, in general, any mathematical operation. See {Multiplication}. [1913 Webster]


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  • -facient — [fā′shənt] 〚< L faciens (gen. facientis), prp. of facere, to make, DO1〛 combining form forming adjectives making or causing to become [liquefacient] * * * facient suff. 1. Causing; bringing about …   Universalium

  • -facient — [fā′shənt] [< L faciens (gen. facientis), prp. of facere, to make, DO1] combining form forming adjectives making or causing to become [liquefacient] …   English World dictionary

  • -facient — comb. form forming adjectives and nouns indicating an action or state produced (abortifacient). Etymology: from or after L faciens entis part. of facere make * * * |fāshənt adjective combining form Etymology: Latin facient , faciens, present… …   Useful english dictionary

  • facient — Operator Op er*a tor, n. [L.] 1. One who, or that which, operates or produces an effect. [1913 Webster] 2. (Surg.) One who performs some act upon the human body by means of the hand, or with instruments. [1913 Webster] 3. A dealer in stocks or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -facient — adjective combining form Etymology: Latin facient , faciens (as in calefacient , calefaciens making warm, present participle of calefacere to warm) making ; causing < somnifacient > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -facient — combining form producing a specified action or state: abortifacient. Origin from L. facient doing, making …   English new terms dictionary

  • facient — ˈfāshənt noun ( s) Etymology: Latin facient , faciens, present participle : one that does something : doer, agent …   Useful english dictionary

  • -facient — Causing; one who or that which brings about. [L. facio, to make] * * * suffix denoting causing or making. Example: abortifacient (causing abortion). * * * [L. faciens, present participle of facere to do, to make] a word termination meaning making …   Medical dictionary

  • -facient — fa·cient …   English syllables

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