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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.
In addition to the sun protection factor, the use of categories like weak', medium', strong' or very strong' protection also provide information about the level of protection offered by sunscreens.
Three commonly available high sun protection factor creams, which stated they contained some UVA protection, did not offer sufficient protection against the release of free radicals, a RAFT spokeswoman stated.
A LEADING pharmacy chain is now refusing to sell any suncream that has a sun protection factor - SPF - of less than 15.
A sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 will be closer to SPF 3 unless it's applied liberally, Ashley said.
And while you're doing those things, also put on a broad-spectrum sunscreen, with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15, to absorb both UVA and UVB rays.
Veterinary company Bimeda, which is based in Anglesey, North Wales, said yesterday that the product has a sun protection factor of 23 and has been tested successfully on human skin.
A sun protection factor (SPF) between 15 and 30 works for most people.
Sun-sensitive patients should frequently apply a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15, avoid unprotected exposure between 10 a.
Wear sunglasses approved to British Standard (BS) 2724:1987 and make sure you use a sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor of at least 15.
Remember, exposed areas of skin still need to be protected with clothing and a sunscreen that has a sun protection factor of 15 or higher.
Slather on lots of sunscreen or sunblock with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher (see "Sunscreen screen test," left).