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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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Second, those who embrace the hypothesis that IGF is indeed an autism biomarker should advocate and encourage breastfeeding as a highly accessible means of supplementing an infant's natural levels of the protein.
38-42) While the concept of attacking these IGF pathways looked so exciting in preclinical experiments, results of the ".
The IGF binding proteins represent a family of six conserved proteins (IGF-BP 1-6) with the common property of binding IGF-1 and IGF-2 present in serum and other biological fluids (12) (Table; Fig.
Our results for isolating IGF-1 and FSHR genes from the blood sample are in corresponding with the following conclusion of [28] where he has suggested that ovarian IGF are a composite of IGF from both endocrine (liver) and autocrine and paracrine (ovary) sources.
Like IGF itself, the Indie MEGABOOTH is a means for indies to pool their resources together to showcase their work to the players and press at various industry events and conferences (including GDC).
Previous breakout IGF award-winners include titles such as Braid, Audiosurf, Castle Crashers, and World of Goo, and this year's awards saw 301 Main Competition entries from all over the world, coupled with the record-breaking number of IGF Student Showcase entries and IGF Mobile entries, for a total of nearly 650 entries.
The IGC and IGF Sandboxes are available free of charge on the web at http://spoon.
With Liberty Alliance market requirements completed and technical specification work and open source implementations initiated in parallel, IGF is a significant step closer to delivering users and organizations greater privacy and security protection across applications and industries," said Brett McDowell, executive director of the Liberty Alliance.
The primer pair for IGF BP1 PCR was CTCTGCATGCCCTCACC (forward) and CCAGCAGCTGTTCCTCT (reverse) (17).
The IGF is seen as an innovative platform under the UN umbrella, since its multi-stakeholder approach allows equal participation for all sections of society.
Overall, these results are similar to those known in the rat, which suggests that the IGF system components are likely to be expressed and secreted in pig liver in a manner similar to that in rat liver.