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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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These images are compressed by JPEG using different quality factors.
Based on literature review, we used the following quality factors in our research model: offer volume (selection of dishes), size of portions, taste, appearance, and perception of food safety.
The measured phase and group delay (full line) of the filter for the values of quality factor set to Q = {0.
6]: There is a significant relationship between communication of municipality employee, as a service quality factor, and customer satisfaction.
The significance of specific service quality factors and/or service features may evolve and change over time, resulting in reassignment to a different category.
During the research character of the influence of enrichment (sieving of silty fraction) on reduction of cement and water demand, as well as on the increase od the quality factor of wastes of wet magnetic separation as a component of composite binder was revealed, that is explained by the decrease in concentration of biotite in the total mass.
It has been found that the results are in the accepted level as all of them have good eye diagrams, high quality factor and a less probability of error (BER) which is of the order of 1*10-9.
For this mode, resonant frequencies and quality factors have been evaluated considering dielectric layers of increasing thickness.
Shumate said a cell's quality factor relates to the size of the grains in the cell.
The quality factor of the structure which has an inverse proportion with its bandwidth is attained as Q = [f.
Whether we can hold on to them is something we will all have to wait and see about, but to come back to the Premier League we need to hold on to the quality and maintain that quality factor.

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