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r factor

r fac·tor
R r

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahr fak-ter]
    • /ɑr ˈfæk tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ahr fak-ter]
    • /ɑr ˈfæk tər/

Definitions of r factor words

  • noun r factor a genetic component of some bacteria that provides resistance to antibiotics and can be transferred from one bacterium to another by conjugation. 1
  • noun r factor resistance plasmid 0

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Origin of r factor

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
1960-65; r(esistance) factor

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Parts of speech for R factor

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

r factor popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

r factor usage trend in Literature

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