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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.

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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.

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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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Ag doped LiF sample was studied earlier [19], but at different concentrations of Ag.
In the presence of LIF the expression of both markers decreases following exposure to DETA/NO, and upregulates after 2 days.
Figure 5 shows the segmentation results on a vessel image by the LIF model and our model.
En la especie humana se conocen 7 miembros diferentes de la familia SOCS y 4 miembros de la familia PIAS de los cuales con el sistema LIF se han ligado claramente, solo SOCS1, SOCS2 y SOCS3.
The PCR conditions, sequences of primer pairs for LIF and LIFR, and expected product sizes are listed in Table 1.
The faculty champion will likely be the LIF's main point of contact for the project and will shepherd the project through to completion.
Considering these findings, LIF might prevent the growth and differentiation of vascular endothelial cells during retinal angiogenesis and early neuronal degeneration in ongoing DR; however, the mechanism for this inducible protection is far from fully understood.
This is the first study on the effect of LIF on the transplantation efficiency of primary satellite cells," said Shin'ichi Takeda of the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry.
Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for the Economy Councillor Mandy Williams-Davies, said: "The LIF has been a real success story in terms of its popularity and achievements within the local business community.
The Lif Tray is also currently in Patent Pending status within the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), a pleiotropic cytokine from interleukin- (IL-) 6 family, regulates various cellular functions via binding to membrane-bound LIF receptor (LIFR) and gp130 [1].
In February 2004, The Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) and the Latino Issues Forum (LIF) convened a meeting of health professionals, advocates and researchers to begin a discussion on improving policymaking, research and resources for Latina sexual and reproductive health nationwide.