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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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These developments/events appeared to best fit the definition of an acceleration factor.
Like the T-Model, it produces an acceleration factor for a system exposed to an elevated temperature.
Two acceleration factors (AF) exist: 1) AF (cycles)--relates the cyclic fatigue life of solder joints obtained in tests concerning the life of a product in a given use environment and 2) AF (time)--relates the time to failure of solder joints obtained in tests concerning the life of a product in a given use environment.
Braking, cornering and acceleration factors are also being studied, he says, to make high-speed tractors drive smoother.
Worse, preconditioning by cycling with a particular amplitude did not only lead to a very different life than predicted by Miner's rule in subsequent cycling with other amplitudes, it also affected subsequent acceleration factors.
A manufacturing technique where a particular product is burned in as full wafers to take advantage of massive parallelism and higher temperature acceleration factors.
To determine acceleration factors, a set of devices will undergo various levels of stress over time.