factor

(redirected from mcf)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
This general quantitative relationship between the magnitudes of two MCF measures can be shown most clearly with Figure 2, which identifies [MCF.
We will now demonstrate that, when matched with an appropriate measure of marginal social benefits, the two MCF approaches yield an identical (and correct) cost-benefit criterion.
MCF Voyager Fund: A long/short equity fund that invests primarily in the technology, communications and life sciences industries
The initial Montreal Protocol phaseout schedule called for a halt to MCF production and use by 2005.
MCF will continue to market its products under both the Caterpillar and Mitsubishi brand names and through two dealer organizations.
Midsummer helped us establish our first fund earlier this year and continues to be a strong partner in our growth plans for MCF Asset Management.
MCF Corporation (AMEX:MEM) is a financial services holding company that provides investment research, capital markets services, asset management, wealth management, corporate and venture services, and investment banking through its operating subsidiaries, Merriman Curhan Ford & Co.
MCF Corporation (AMEX: MEM) is a financial services holding company that provides investment research, capital markets services, asset management, wealth management, corporate and venture services, and investment banking through its operating subsidiaries, Merriman Curhan Ford & Co.
3) Accordingly, the MCF was at times forced to modify its radical anticolonial agenda for pragmatic political reasons.
They've developed new tests for detecting and correctly identifying the disease, known as malignant catarrhal fever, or MCF.