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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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Retinas were harvested immediately after the animals were killed, at day 2 after 3 injections of LIF at a 2-week interval, and homogenized in a lysis buffer (50 mmol/L Tris-HCl [pH 7.
Se ha determinado la presencia de LIF en todas las especies de mamiferos estudiados y posee actividades difusas sobre diversos linajes celulares tales como megacariocitos, macrofagos, adipocitos, hepatocitos, osteoblastos, mioblastos, celulas epiteliales renales y de mama, sobre diversos tejidos del tracto reproductivo femenino, asi mismo, en tejidos neoplasicos.
17) It is primarily for the reason that we would have to modify Webb's drawings that I prefer the three-groove arrangement for the LIF stage.
LIF inhibits the production of HIV in a way that is dependent upon the expression of a specific gene, gp130-LIFR.
The first applications based on the LIF recommendations are expected to be available in 2001 and the member organisations expect that location-based services for both 2G and 3G networks and terminals will rolled out.
The LIF sensor was featured at the 2010 IFPAC show as well as 2010 INTERPHEX NY and received much attention from potential customers.
5 mW diode laser emitting at 652 nm and a LIF detector (Beckman Instruments) was used for the CE runs.
The new license affirms Chemicon's exclusive rights to develop, manufacture, sublicense and distribute LIF and LIF based products in the research market worldwide and expands the company's ability to develop, manufacture and commercialize diagnostic products.
Also presenting will be Custom Sensors & Technology's Crystal Dixon, head of the Research & Development lab who has been a key contributor to the development of the LIF Sensor.
LIF makes investments in early stage companies that link underserved populations to formal markets, build innovative supply chain or distribution platforms, and/or provide underserved consumers with products and services that improve their lives.
The development is around PS25,000, but the LIF grant helped with the costs.