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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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But without genuine understanding of Raine's work, the visceral reaction is one of instant repulsion because biological factors are associated with the notion of fixed fates and actions that are beyond one's control.
2005), echoing the primacy of social and economic determinants over biological factors as the principal sources of health disparities among minority populations.
We're depriving them of the sleep they need through purely biological factors beyond their control.
These include biological factors, such as genetics, one's age, or the presence of other diseases, as well as environmental factors, such as diet, stress, or peer pressure.
Topics range from research on biological factors related to violence and behavior-genetics to research on terrorism and the impact of violence in different cultures.
Werner stresses the influence of biological factors, while Gardner proposes that the environment plays a greater influence in how intelligence and learning are acquired.
Because the barriers to progress appear to have all but crumbled, it is common to assume that any of the remaining differences are due to innate, biological factors that naturally separate men and women.
Richards of the University of California, Berkeley reviewed genetic and biological factors that contribute to microcephaly and short stature in people today.
While biological factors such as neuroendocrine and cardiovascular reactivity to stress have a greater impact on men's mortality than on women's mortality, they are not the only factors responsible for gender differences (Strodl, 1994).
22) </pre> <p>This same argument can be used for economic, social, cultural, psychological and even biological factors which play out in the historical experience.
While there isn't one solid reason to explain the significant leap in autism among children during the last 10 years, some have theories about its triggers, such as heavy immunization of infants or other biological factors.
This operational model suggests that biological factors, external environments, and behaviors interact dynamically, influencing and being influenced by one another throughout one's life.

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