Fa"cient (?), n. [L. faciens, -- entis, p. pr. of facere to make, do. See Fact.]

1.

One who does anything, good or bad; a doer; an agent.

[Obs.]

Br. Hacket.

2. Math.

  1. One of the variables of a quantic as distinguished from a coefficient.
  2. The multiplier.

⇒ The terms facient, faciend, and factum, may imply that the multiplication involved is not ordinary multiplication, but is either some specified operation, or, in general, any mathematical operation. See Multiplication.

 

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