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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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In routine blood typing, testing for the D antigen, known as the Rh factor, is performed.
Remarkably, some of the base material from The RH Factor isn't so different from the acoustic jazz' it's just the overlay of vocals and the underlay of beats that marks it out as music for the streets.
With some hot May 20th releases -- "The Secret Sun" (Blue Thumb Records) from GRAMMY(R)-winner Jesse Harris and his band The Ferdinandos, plus the Verve titles "Hard Groove" from Roy Hargrove's all-star ensemble The RH Factor, "Up All Night" from The John Scofield Band, "Four Women: The Nina Simone Phillips Recordings" (a 4-CD boxed set featuring the great works from the late legend), and the debut of Verve's "Diva" reissue series (not to mention the June 3rd launch of David Sanborn's much-anticipated Verve debut "timeagain") -- expect to see The Verve Music Group remain at the top of the charts for some time.
Unique to this study was the fact that Micronics was able to accurately determine both the blood type and Rh factor of each sample provided in less than 30 seconds using its easy-to-use, disposable, manually operated device.
The RH Factor is Roy Hargrove in groovemeister form, and this EP follows on from his album in the same guise.
The Company is using its patented Transrenal DNA-based technology platform to develop a number of medical tests for infectious diseases including AIDS and tuberculosis, and for important prenatal genetic testing, including gender determination, Rh factor incompatibility, and Down syndrome.
The RH Factor is trumpeter Roy Hargrove in what the publicists are calling neo-soul/jazz.