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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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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.
The fewer the boundaries, the higher the quality factor.
H2: The relative importance weights of the service quality factors are significantly different from viewpoint of bank employees.
In the case of the sensor with the larger area, when the team apply a load of 3920 N, they obtain a frequency shift of ~330 MHz and a quality factor of ~76.
We can demonstrate that, if high frequency currents and very huge "polar steps" will be used, it is possible to gain a practical acceptable quality factor for an M.
Minimum level of strength in this case constituted 580-680 and 626-662 MPa, respectively, and maximum level--800-918 MPa, respectively, when quality factor of BJ exceeded 100%.
Due to this reason, our research adopts the quality factor of performance and stability, which is easy to monitor and most widely applied in service level agreements.
The quality factor (Q) is specified by user to tradeoff image quality with compression ratio.
They help make explicit many of the quality factors that users may implicitly assume.
In addition, SplitC incorporates a new method, recently developed by NIST staff, for measuring the resonant frequency and quality factor of resonance curves, resulting in a reduction of measurement uncertainty.
ISI's "Journal Impact Factors" are another important quality factor for authors, editors, and scholars.

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