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Old 2012-08-04, 17:32   #1
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I've noticed that "factoring" and "factorization" are often used interchangeably. However, is there any difference in semantics? I'm under the impression that "factoring" often refers to just finding a factor, while "factorizating" means finding all the factors.

Am I correct? Or is there no difference?
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Old 2012-08-04, 17:45   #2
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I've noticed that "factoring" and "factorization" are often used interchangeably. However, is there any difference in semantics? I'm under the impression that "factoring" often refers to just finding a factor, while "factorizating" means finding all the factors.

Am I correct? Or is there no difference?
Just adding factorising into the mix.
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Old 2012-08-04, 20:36   #3
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I've noticed that "factoring" and "factorization" are often used interchangeably. However, is there any difference in semantics? I'm under the impression that "factoring" often refers to just finding a factor, while "factorizating" means finding all the factors.

Am I correct? Or is there no difference?
Yes, when used as nouns, but "factoring" can also be a verb. As in "NFS@Home was factoring M1061".
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Old 2012-08-05, 16:02   #4
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Am I correct? Or is there no difference?
I would say no difference. I use factoring for both meanings (and more often for the meaning you ascribe to "factorizating").
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Old 2012-10-16, 04:07   #5
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Yes there is no difference between factoring and factorizing. Both have same meaning.
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