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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Factorial  \Fac*to"ri*al\,  a. 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  a  factory.  --Buchanan. 
 
  2.  (Math.)  Related  to  factorials. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Factorial  \Fac*to"ri*al\,  n.  (Math.) 
  a  pl  A  name  given  to  the  factors  of  a  continued  product 
  when  the  former  are  derivable  from  one  and  the  same 
  function  F(x)  by  successively  imparting  a  constant 
  increment  or  decrement  h  to  the  independent  variable. 
  Thus  the  product  F(x).F(x  +  h).F(x  +  2h)  .  .  .  F[x  + 
  (n-1)h]  is  called  a  factorial  term,  and  its  several 
  factors  take  the  name  of  factorials.  --Brande  &  C. 
  b  The  product  of  the  consecutive  numbers  from  unity  up 
  to  any  given  number. 




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