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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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This research contributes to the idea that EXT will decrease the KAM and LMF which has been hypothesized by previous research to help unload the medial compartment of the knee and slow the progression of medial knee OA, although as compartment loading was not measured, further in vivo research is needed to support this hypothesis.
For reasons elucidated in the section 'The real LMF: No firing' below, the LMF does not consider labor, that is, membership, to be a short-term resource, easily adjusted when conditions, for example, prices change.
350-200 cal yr BP, seven samples), is characterized by a stable representation of LMF taxa, mainly due to Moraceae/Urticaceae (4-7%); also Acalypha and Piperaceae with (2%).
A Diretoria da LSM, na mesma comunicacao, disse ao representante da LMF que seria melhor nada noticiar nos jornais, por achar a LSM que seria o caso de uma comunicacao direta entre as Ligas e porque que o jogo deveria sim ser realizado, ja que as combinacoes e convites oficiais ja haviam sido feitos, inclusive ao Sr.
LMF install indoor environment such as buildings {LMF1, LMF2 LMF3, .
This approach showed similar patterns as before, where the species richness among plots differed by three-fold (Table 5) and the greatest species-richness was reached again in the same LMF plot.
5) Especificamente, LMF LMF = (Portafolio activos + Portafolio posivos + IED pasivos)/PIB(US$)
LMF receives/deliver messages from/to Gateway/Regular nodes.
The hypotheses are verified using one of the following test statistics: LM or LMF [Charemza and Deadman, 1992].
Se evaluo el efecto de cuatro fuentes de nitrogeno sobre la actividad enzimatica de proteasas alcalinas, secretadas por una cepa nativa de Bacillus sp Alcalofilico, cultivada a diferentes concentraciones de LMF (Licor de Maiz Fermentado).
The rehearsal room is a joint initiative between LMF, the Welsh Music Foundation, and music industry bodies.
Clockwise from 12, Gerber's LMF II "Infantry" was designed and built for the field soldier, with a hammer butt, sheath-integrated sharpening system and more.