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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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The continued operation of the processing facilities depends upon a number of local factors, including the continued availability of satisfactory labor.
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Note to Editors: The product names, prices and availability are subject to change without notice and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements.
The product names, prices and availability are subject to change and may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements.
3 billion property/casualty underwriting loss for 2001, is the result of aggressive nationwide rate setting; high loss costs, including reserve strengthening driven by rapidly increasing medical costs; a very severe year for property losses from natural events; and a number of regional and local factors.
IPS seeks to interpret the news phenomena and their projection in the new era of globalization, in which local factors are relative and everything is interrelated at the international level," said Lubetkin.
The warming that greenhouse proponents are using as evidence is much more consistent with local factors such as urbanization - or `Urban Warming' - than with the trapping of greenhouse gases," said Joe D'Aleo, chief scientist/meteorologist for Intellicast.
To be successful in the Japanese market, an e-commerce system must accommodate local factors such as payment methods and shopping preferences.
List prices range from under $20,000 to more than $400,000, depending on capacity, and street prices depend on discount levels, which may vary depending on local factors.
The product names, contents, prices and availability may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements.
The product name, contents, prices and availability may differ elsewhere in the world according to local factors and requirements.