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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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05 indicates that the groups compared have the same factor loadings (full metric invariance).
Variables 'NES 5', 'NES 1' and 'NES 11' were excluded from the model since they did not achieve the minimum factor loading of .
Factor loadings for the items on both models are contained in Table 1.
Although the factor loading for self-destructive behavior was smaller for male than for female participants, it was statistically significant for both genders.
The inflation shocks are positively autocorrelated, with a factor loading and a price of risk that are both positive.
Table 3 presents the eigenvalues, percentage of variances explained by factor, factor loadings of the items, and item-total correlation of the last version of the GAS.
This information can be derived from the factor loading matrix.
One component resulted, with businesses supporting managers and employees in the decisions they make having a factor loading of 0.
The factor loading of their variables was observed and was clubbed into 5 factors.