Definition of subfactor in English:

subfactor

noun

  • 1A person employed as a subordinate to a factor; (Scottish) an assistant to a factor whose main duty is to collect rent. Now historical.

  • 2A subordinate or subsidiary factor.

  • 3Mathematics. A factor of a quantity that is itself a factor.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Lewes Roberts (1596–1641), merchant and author. From sub- + factor.

Pronunciation

subfactor

/ˈsʌbˌfaktə/