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


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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.

Copyright © 1981-2005 by Gerald N. Hill and Kathleen T. Hill. All Right reserved.


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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
References in periodicals archive ?
Time plots of the magnitude of the broadside E-field and the reflected charge on a 599-segment dipole as a function of time to exhibit their proportionality with an acceleration factor [AF.sub.P] of 33.1.
After an acceleration factor is introduced into the experimentally obtained time-varying massloss rate expression, the mass-loss rate of the actual collapse column model is numerically calculated.
Caption: Figure 12: Reconstructed images of all 11 frames in 30-channel cardiac dataset, by CC-RP-CGLS-GRAPPA (at [lambda] = 1.01) using acceleration factor ([A.sub.F]) = 5, kernel size 4x5, and 48 ACS lines.
The frequently used acceleration model includes the Arrhenius model, the inverse power model, and the Eyring model whose expressions and acceleration factors are listed in Table 1.
Thus, the MEMS device designer or manufacturer needs to identify a number of acceleration factors for each failure mode.
TABLE B Total Float = shares Outstanding 10,000,000 Daily Volume 100,000 Days in Class period 100 GTM (1x) Total Acceleration Factor 1.0 Retained Shares 6,339,677 Four Trader Model Based on Data from Froot et al.
All seven developments/events included on the questionnaire probably deserve the label "acceleration factor" to some degree.
The experimental results with acceleration factor of 2 in angle direction of the first dataset are shown in Figure 3.
With power transmitted by a fivespeed manual transmission, this version is capable of 101mph with a 0-60mph acceleration factor of 14 seconds.
Even with an acceleration factor for a big car of nought to 62 mph in a handy 9.3 seconds.
The users need to employ ID numerical optimization method (such as Newton-Raphson method or BFGS method) to get the exact threshold for a given acceleration factor.