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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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To account for the two-dimensional nature of heat loss, a correction factor is introduced.
Sensitivity analyses showed that the correction factor for patients in whom LD was diagnosed but who were not given the 088.
However, this over-reading is predictable and for a known liquid flow rate an ISO-published correction factor can correct the gas flow rate prediction to 2% at 95% confidence.
These correction factors were multivariate regressive analyzed using matlab program, and the correction function regression equation was given out as:
The COP correction factor coefficients were found using the same procedure as the capacity correction factor coefficients.
Each correction factor is evaluated by integrating separately the appropriate function(s) in the numerator and the function(s) in the denominator before forming the ratio (see Ref.
Following extensive correspondence with local experts, and more importantly recent publications that postdate the guideline, [2,3] the South African Thoracic Society (SATS) would once again suggest that a correction factor should be used for adjusting predicted values--for the forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in the first second ([FEV.
The remaining length correction factors that we used were a Shortbelly Rockfish correction factor for all rockfish species, and species-specific correction factors for Shiner Perch and Pacific Staghorn Sculpin.
To solve this problem, it is used a correction factor of the curve (Fereshteh-Saniee & Fatehi-Sichani, 2006).
The "if" direction is easy: if a k-bounded partition [sigma] is also a (k + 1)- core, then strong covers on the interval [0, [sigma]] are precisely the regular covers in the Young lattice, the starred tableaux of shape [sigma] are standard Young tableaux of shape [sigma], and the major index of a starred tableau of shape [sigma] is the classical major index for standard Young tableaux; the fact that the weighted correction factor is 1 then follows from the classical weighted version of the hook-length formula (2.
However, should oil quotes continue falling, this decline will be a significant correction factor for the Russian market.