# Definition of factorize in English:

## factorize

(British factorise)

### verb

Mathematics
• (with reference to a number) resolve or be resolvable into factors.

with object ‘all matrices can be factorized’
no object ‘f factorizes completely into linear factors’
• ‘This gave a method of factorising a number using cards with holes punched in them.’
• ‘In August 1999 a large team of mathematicians took over 35 computing years to factorise a 155 digit number.’
• ‘In this paper we use the basic Sanderson and Marchini model for transtension where the bulk strain can easily be factorized into pure shear and simple shear components.’
• ‘Colburn is also interesting in that he was able to give an idea of how he carried out the calculations, the main method being by factorising the numbers concerned.’
• ‘The number of steps that are necessary to factorize a large number using all known algorithms increases exponentially with the size of the number.’
• ‘A quantum computer has successfully factorized a number for the first time.’
• ‘According to Poorter and Nagel, it can be factorized into two components.’

/ˈfaktərʌɪz/