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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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The involvement of Big Pharma will aid the successful long-term commercialization of NGF therapies.
The NGF holds a unique position as the most trusted and preeminent provider of market research, marketing databases, business insights and programs that support every segment of the industry.
The values of serum NGF among the various study groups, expressed as mean [+ or -] SEM, are shown in Figure 1.
Seven days after surgery, the mice of blank control group, VEGF group, and NGF group were anesthetized using pentobarbital sodium as previous described, and then intramuscular injection was administered by injecting evenly across the belly of the gastrocnemius muscle using a 27-gauge needle as follows: Blank control group (125 [micro]l 1% poloxamer/50 mmol NaCl), VEGF group (125 [micro]g VEGF[sub]165 plasmid [Invitrogen, USA] in 125 [micro]l 1% poloxamer/50 mmol NaCl), and NGF group (125 [micro]g NGF plasmid [Invitrogen, USA] in 125 [micro]l 1% poloxamer/50 mmol NaCl).
In addition, the amounts of NGF present in all rats' brains were evaluated as well.
For residential buildings, GSHPs had a 22% higher simple payback period than NGF A/Cs and 45% higher than ASHPs.
We believe that the development of NGF guarantee scheme will allow to be realized very promising projects that are currently funded banks because of insufficient collateral.
SMEs will be able to apply for funding with commercial banks, which will in turn receive loan guarantees from the NGF.