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factor in

Meaning: to include a certain item when calculating or planning something

Synonym: consider, include

For example:

  • factor in sth Don't forget to factor in transport costs when you make the quotation.

  • factor sth in You need to factor the political situation in when deciding on a country to invest in.

Quick Quiz:

When you calculate the production costs, you'll need to factor in
  1. wages and salaries
  2. hopes and dreams
  3. plusses and minuses

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