Definition of multifactorial in US English:

multifactorial

adjective

  • Involving or dependent on a number of factors or causes.

    • ‘International clinical guidelines now include exercise as an important component of an effective multifactorial intervention for the prevention of falls.’
    • ‘Usually, delirium is multifactorial, and other causes should be identified.’
    • ‘The etiology of reduced diaphragm strength is potentially multifactorial.’
    • ‘The risk of developing hip osteoarthritis is likely to be multifactorial, depending on individual genetic susceptibility and local mechanical risk factors’
    • ‘Non-compliance is a multifactorial problem and requires multifactorial responses.’
    • ‘Furthermore, consumers recognize the importance of overall diet and the multifactorial nature of diet-related diseases.’
    • ‘The authors of this study suggest that the etiology of the syndrome is multifactorial, including anxiety and, possibly, asthma.’
    • ‘Because of the many etiological factors involved, multifactorial diseases are not, strictly speaking, the sole result of hereditary transmission.’
    • ‘This book starts with a basic discussion about genetic diseases and multifactorial disorders.’
    • ‘Some of the most common chronic diseases are multifactorial genetic disorders.’
    • ‘Conduct disorder has a multifactorial etiology that includes biologic, psychosocial and familial factors.’
    • ‘The aetiology of obstetric cholestasis is undoubtedly multifactorial, with genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors having important roles.’
    • ‘Rheumatoid arthritis is a multifactorial disease determined by both genetic and environmental factors’
    • ‘Oral disease, especially dental caries, is complicated and multifactorial, and it often begins to develop during infancy.’
    • ‘Potentially this may indeed lead to new diagnostics, new ways of conducting clinical trials, and conceivably a more rational approach to therapy in common multifactorial diseases.’
    • ‘The ones that every physician sees are multifactorial and very hard to deal with.’
    • ‘The decline in the use of obstetric forceps is multifactorial although many of the factors are inter-related.’
    • ‘As they state, fracture prevention is a multifactorial problem.’
    • ‘Clubfoot is a complex, multifactorial deformity with genetic and intrauterine factors.’
    • ‘Age, sex, and the presence or level of relevant factors are used in multifactorial or global estimates of real risk to see whether the risk threshold for intervention has been crossed.’

Pronunciation

multifactorial

/ˌməltēˌfakˈtôrēəl//ˌməltiˌfækˈtɔriəl/