Definition of factorize in US English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘According to Poorter and Nagel, it can be factorized into two components.’
    • ‘In August 1999 a large team of mathematicians took over 35 computing years to factorise a 155 digit number.’
    • ‘This gave a method of factorising a number using cards with holes punched in them.’
    • ‘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.’