factorize
factorize fac"tor*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Factorized} (-?zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Factorizing} (-?"z?ng).] 1. (Law) (a) To give warning to; -- said of a person in whose hands the effects of another are attached, the warning being to the effect that he shall not pay the money or deliver the property of the defendant in his hands to him, but appear and answer the suit of the plaintiff. (b) To attach (the effects of a debtor) in the hands of a third person; to garnish. See {Garnish}. [Vt. & Conn.] [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) to resolve (a complex expression, such as a polynomial) into factors.

Syn: factorise. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • factorize — fac‧tor‧ize [ˈfæktəraɪz] also factorise verb [transitive] STATISTICS to divide a sum into the numbers that, when multiplied, equal that sum. For example, if you factorise the number 10, you get 2 and 5 …   Financial and business terms

  • factorize — (Amer.) v. (Mathematics) separate into factors (also factorise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • factorize — (also factorise) ► VERB Mathematics ▪ resolve or be resolvable into factors. DERIVATIVES factorization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • factorize — [fak′tər īz΄] vt. factorized, factorizing Math. FACTOR factorization n …   English World dictionary

  • factorize — UK [ˈfæktəraɪz] / US [ˈfæktəˌraɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms factorize : present tense I/you/we/they factorize he/she/it factorizes present participle factorizing past tense factorized past participle factorized maths to divide a number… …   English dictionary

  • factorize — transitive verb see factorization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • factorize — factorization, n. /fak teuh ruyz /, v.t., factorized, factorizing. 1. Math. to resolve into factors. 2. Law. garnishee (def. 1). Also, esp. Brit., factorise. [1855 60; FACTOR + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • factorize — verb a) To create a list of factors. b) To divide an expression into a listing items that, when multiplied together, will produce the original quantity. See Also: factor, factorization …   Wiktionary

  • factorize — or factorise verb Mathematics resolve or be resolvable into factors. Derivatives factorization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • factorize — also ise BrE verb (T) technical to divide a number into factors factorization noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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