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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 demand for high sun protection factors is on the rise, but consumers do not like the sticky feel often associated with high concentrations of UV filters.
Dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen with a minimum sun protection factor of 15 on your face and hands every day, even if it's cloudy outside or you spend peak sunlight hours in an office.
Fend off that sun damage with Caudalie Soleil Divin Anti-Ageing Face Suncare which is available in sun protection factor 30 for pounds 22.
Creams with a sun protection factor of 15 are currently recommended by English health authority NICE.
Procter & Gamble, based at the Cobalt Business Park, in Longbenton, launched an advert for Olay Complete Everyday Sunshine, a daily moisturiser with a self-tanning agent and sun protection factor 15.
THE Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of a sunscreen is a measure of its ability to filter out dangerous UVB rays - the higher the factor the more protection you get from burning.
The Sun Protection Factor of a sun cream is an indication of the product's ability to protect you.
All three products in the range - two self-tanners for the face, including one that has a sun protection factor, and a tanner for the body - are tinted for easy application.
50, contains a sun protection factor of eight and can be washed off after each use.
Given the daily levels of UV exposure noted, Alpine skiers should consider the use of regular UV protection, including sunscreen of at least sun protection factor 30 with broad-spectrum coverage to minimize subsequent UV damage, according to the study.
Sun protection habits, including wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher, is especially important at a young age since 80 percent of a person's lifetime sun damage occurs before the age of 18," said Dr.
The Asda supermarket chain said that it had slashed the price of all sun protection in preparation for the summer but would not be following the normal practice of charging more for sun lotions and creams containing a high sun protection factor (SPF).