WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
(fak tôr′ē əl, -tōr′-),USA pronunciation n.
- Mathematicsthe product of a given positive integer multiplied by all lesser positive integers: The quantity four factorial (4!) = 4 · 3 · 2 · 1 = 24. Symbol: n!, where n is the given integer.
- Mathematicsof or pertaining to factors or factorials.
- of or pertaining to a factor or a factory.
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factorial /fækˈtɔːrɪəl/ n
- the product of all the positive integers from one up to and including a given integer. Factorial zero is assigned the value of one: factorial four is 1 × 2 × 3 × 4. Symbol: n!, where n is the given integer
- of or involving factorials or factors
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