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factor in

To incorporate or involve something in something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "factor" and "in." Before you accept this job offer, you need to factor in how long the commute is.
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factor in

Figure in, include as a basic element. For example, In preparing the schedule we factored in vacation and sick days. This term comes from mathematics. [Mid-1900s]
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factor in

v.
1. To take something into account; take something into consideration; figure something in: We factored sick days and vacations in when we prepared the work schedule. The boss factored in overtime when giving out bonuses.
2. To be taken into account or consideration; to be figured in: These observations are interesting, but they don't really factor in.
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