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Meaning of "X factor" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF X FACTOR

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF X FACTOR

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adverb
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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
X factor is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES X FACTOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

The X Factor

The X Factor is a television music competition franchise created by Simon Cowell. It originated in the United Kingdom, where it was devised as a replacement for Pop Idol. It is now held in various countries. The programmes are produced by executive producer Simon Cowell and his company SYCOtv. The "X Factor" of the title refers to the undefinable "something" that makes for star quality. The prize is usually a recording contract, in addition to the publicity that appearance in the later stages of the show itself generates, not only for the winner but also for other highly ranked contestants. The similarities between The X Factor and Idols prompted Idol creator Simon Fuller, along with 19 Entertainment, to file a lawsuit against Cowell, SYCOtv, and FremantleMedia in 2004. An out-of-court settlement was reached in 2005 allowing Fuller to gain a 10% share in The X Factor format, and preventing an American version until 2010.

Definition of X factor in the English dictionary

The definition of X factor in the dictionary is an unknown or unexplained element that makes somethinɡ more interestinɡ or valuable.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE X FACTOR

X chromosome
x-axis
X-certificate
X-chromosome
x-height
x-radiation
X-rated
X-ray
X-ray astronomy
X-ray binary
X-ray burster
X-ray crystallography
X-ray diagnosis
X-ray diffraction
X-ray examination
X-ray photo
X-ray star
X-ray therapy
X-ray treatment
X-ray tube

WORDS THAT END LIKE X FACTOR

actor
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contractor
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growth factor
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power factor
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reactor
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Synonyms and antonyms of X factor in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «X factor» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF X FACTOR

Find out the translation of X factor to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of X factor from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «X factor» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

X因素
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

factor de X
570 millions of speakers

English

X factor
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक्स फैक्टर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

X عامل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фактор X
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fator X
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এক্স ফ্যাক্টর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Facteur X
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Faktor X
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

X-Faktor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

未知の要因
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

X 팩터
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

X faktor
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

yếu tố X
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

X காரணி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाम घटक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

X faktörü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fattore X
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

czynnik X
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фактор X
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

factorul X
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παράγοντα X
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

X -faktor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

X-faktor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

X-faktor
5 millions of speakers

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The term «X factor» is very widely used and occupies the 12.208 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about X factor

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «X FACTOR»

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1
Forever Young: Our Official X Factor Story
Shares the story of five boys who entered X Factor as solo acts, became friends and formed a boy band, eventually winning the recording contract, in a book with unseen photographs, backstage footage, and personal memories.
‎2011
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X-Factor Sudoku
As well, this book is an extension of The World s Longest SuDoku Puzzle , now at 1,271 puzzles in length. Includes strategy guide for solving SuDoku puzzles, and tips on how to find X-Factor numbers.
Joe Defries, 2009
3
One Direction: Forever Young: Our Official X Factor Story
Five boys, five months, one incredible dream.
One Direction, 2011
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Sudoku X: The Only Puzzles with the 'x' Factor
Sudoku is the new number puzzle craze sweeping the nation, and Sudoku X is the only puzzle collection to add diagonal play to the Sudoku formula.
Christopher Monckton, 2005
5
Essential X-Factor
After being recovered by the Avengers and revived by the Fantastic Four, Jean Grey re-groups her fellow founders into a supposed mutant-hunting unit.
‎2012
6
The X-Factor: Getting Extraordinary Results from Ordinary People
"The X-Factor is brilliant! Ross Reck has tremendous wisdom and it shows. This book contains nothing but rock-solid content.
Ross R. Reck, 2002
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Continuity Management: Preserving Corporate Knowledge and ...
This book is about that revolution-and how to lead it. ADVANCE PRAISE FOR CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT "The book you're holding can help you reverse the tide of 'corporate forgetting.
Hamilton Beazley, Jeremiah Boenisch, David Harden, 2002
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The X Factor
The X Factor offers a refreshingly new perspective from both sides on a well-documented and highly criticized event in world history.
Alexander Amani, 2010
9
X-Factor Visionaries: Peter David -
All this plus jousting in Genosha, trips into our heroes' deepest psyches and final battle with the deadliest enemies X-Factor's never heard of! Guest-starring the X-Men, Doc Samson, and more! Collects X-Factor #84-89, Annual #8
‎2008
10
Tools for Team Leadership: Delivering the X-Factor in Team ...
In this follow-up to his best-seller, Huszczo unlocks the secret of what separates great teams from the secondary teams.
Gregory Huszczo, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «X FACTOR»

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X Factor 2015: Nick Grimshaw shares selfie of the judges during …
IT LOOKS like the new panel of X Factor judges are have a barnstorming time at this year's auditions, if this selfie taken by Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw is anything ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Why Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw joining X Factor is bad, bad news
This is a make-or-break year for X Factor. Last year's series was such a ceaselessly miserable parade of barely-there adequacy, punctuated by so many dreary ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
3
X Factor New Zealand judges sacked for 'bullying' contestant over suit
Two judges on New Zealand's X Factor have been fired for “bullying” a contestant live on air after a diatribe that makes Simon Cowell look encouraging. «The Guardian, Mar 15»
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The X Factor 2014 final: Ben Haenow wins – as it happened
X Factor 2014 has reached its glorious conclusion. Ladies and gentlemen, we have discovered a new star. But enough about Stevi Ritchie, because Ben ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»
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Fleur's Uptown Funk performance was the moment X Factor became …
In fact, the only thing that Strictly has in common with X Factor any more is its ... No, it was that X Factor finally woke up and attempted to do something current. «The Guardian, Dec 14»
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The X Factor 2014: week nine live blog – as it happened
Now, here's the important news – come back at 8:30pm next Saturday for part one of the Great X Factor 2014 Final Liveblog. There could be tears. There might ... «The Guardian, Dec 14»
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The X Factor 2014: week seven live blog as it happened
Somehow – although god knows how – X Factor will have to stumble on without Stevi. I don't know how any of us will cope. Anyway, thanks for hanging out with ... «The Guardian, Nov 14»
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The X Factor 2014 results: Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell clash as …
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell's on-screen feud continued after The X Factor's live results – with Chloe Jasmine's mum weighing in too. «Metro, Oct 14»
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X Factor 2014: Watch Andrea Faustini 'perfectly' nail Try A Little …
X Factor hopeful Andrea Faustini has flown through to the next round after a slick performance of Otis Redding's Try A Little Tenderness. The 1967 classic ... «Mirror.co.uk, Sep 14»
10
Simone Battle: 'X Factor' Finalist Dies At 25 — Apparent Suicide
So sad. Simone Battle, a member of the girls group G.R.L. and a former 'X Factor' contestant, passed away on Sept. 5 at the age of 25 from an apparent suicide, ... «Hollywood Life, Sep 14»

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