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Factor

An event, circumstance, influence, or element that plays a part in bringing about a result.

A factor in a case contributes to its causation or outcome. In the area of Negligence law, the factors, or chain of causation, are important in determining whether liability ensues from a particular action done by the defendant.

factor

n. 1) a salesman who sells in his/her own name on behalf of others, taking a commission for services. 2) something that contributes to the result.

factor

(Commission merchant), noun agent, broker, commercial agent, delegate, deputy, envoy, interagent, manager, medium, middleman, one who sells for factorage, proctor, procurator, representative
Associated concepts: consignee, factors' lien

factor

(Ingredient), noun additive, agent, aid, aspect, cause, component, constituent, constitutive element, content, contributing force, determinant, element, elementary unit, feature, integral part, part, portion, segment, unit
See also: aspect, broker, cause, characteristic, component, constituent, dealer, deputy, determinant, element, feature, ingredient, member, part, plenipotentiary, portion, procurator, reason, represent, substitute

factor

1 a mercantile agent. An agent who is in the ordinary course of business entrusted with goods or documents of title representing goods with a view to their sale. A factor has a lien over goods entrusted to him; this lien covers any claims he may have against his principal arising out of the agency. Most factors will be mercantile agents (and have the powers of such) for the purposes of the Factors Act 1889. Under this Act, in certain circumstances a factor may pass a good title to goods entrusted to him.
2 an institution to whom a company assigns its book debts (see FACTORING).
3 in Scotland a landlord or superior's agent.
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But without genuine understanding of Raine's work, the visceral reaction is one of instant repulsion because biological factors are associated with the notion of fixed fates and actions that are beyond one's control.
Psychiatrists were surprised to find watching TV was the most important time cue for the beginning of the sleep period - rather than looking to the hours past sunset or other more biological factors.
2005), echoing the primacy of social and economic determinants over biological factors as the principal sources of health disparities among minority populations.
We're depriving them of the sleep they need through purely biological factors beyond their control.
Apart from the possible biological factors which may explain the differences in all societies, in many developing countries women bear the brunt of the adversities associated with poverty: less access to education, physical abuse from husbands, forced marriages, fewer job opportunities and, in some societies, limitation of participation in activities outside the house," the report explains.
These include biological factors, such as genetics, one's age, or the presence of other diseases, as well as environmental factors, such as diet, stress, or peer pressure.
Topics range from research on biological factors related to violence and behavior-genetics to research on terrorism and the impact of violence in different cultures.
Because the barriers to progress appear to have all but crumbled, it is common to assume that any of the remaining differences are due to innate, biological factors that naturally separate men and women.
Richards of the University of California, Berkeley reviewed genetic and biological factors that contribute to microcephaly and short stature in people today.
Children face many biological factors that may result in obesity.
While biological factors such as neuroendocrine and cardiovascular reactivity to stress have a greater impact on men's mortality than on women's mortality, they are not the only factors responsible for gender differences (Strodl, 1994).

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