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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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LTF polymorphism was not significantly associated with circulating lactoferrin concentration, even after we controlled for different confounding factors (Table 2); however, the associations between circulating lactoferrin concentration and plasma lipids were different, depending on the rs1126478 genotype, in individuals with an altered glucose tolerance.
t] LTF root mean squared error for all 12-month step-lengths
1997b) investigated the role of local protein synthesis in the maintenance of synapse-specific LTF in Aplysia using a culture system in which a single bifurcated sensory neuron of the gill-withdrawal reflex was plated in contact with two spatially separated gill motor neurons.
And beyond that, he hopes to introduce the technology into classrooms in his district, as many LTF participants have, Ginopolis adds.
Dickson, executive director of the O'Donnell Foundation, and a member of the LTF board of directors, will join the NMSI board.
Both SIPRNET and NIPRNET Internet connectivity for the LTF was facilitated by the local directorate of information management at Camp Echo.
LTF 13 was built around the 13th CSSB stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Two recent studies employ LTF techniques to model and forecast urban water markets that face market conditions and water supply limitations similar to those of Ciudad Juarez.
LTF at siphon SN connections contributes importantly to long-term behavioral sensitization of the gill- and siphon-withdrawal reflex, which, like LTF, is dependent on protein synthesis (Castellucci et al.
Mrs Ojoma Ochai, the Head of Arts, West Africa, British Council and Chair of the Theatre Festival Advisory Board, who made the announcement during the 5th edition of the Lagos Theatre Festival held last week, described the new LTF ranking as coming 'so quickly'.
This was not the only case in which a lost child was reunited with his family with the help of LTF team.