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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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The requirement for protein synthesis both in the soma and locally at the synapse for LTF (Martin et al., 1997a; Guan and Clark, 2001), as well as for coincident induction of LTF (Sherff and Carew, 1999; Sherff and Carew, 2002, 2004), implies an essential role for intracellular communication between the SN synapse and soma.
The majority of PD patients with LTF had flexion to the side of PD symptom onset (13 of 21, 62%), and SVV was deviated towards the side of LTF in 12 of 14 LTF patients (86%).
LTF's Web site, http://www.ltf.org/, has posted a fact sheet for attorneys on the new rule and will post additional information as it becomes available.
observed the LTF of the discharge of the hypoglossal nerve after 4 weeks of CIH in anesthetized and vagotomized rats [3, 10].
Table 1: Clinical and electrophysiological data (y = years; M = males; F = females; mg = milligrams; ms = millisecond; mcV = microVolt; LTF = lateral trunk flexion; R = right; L = left; LEDD = levodopa equivalent daily dose; n.s.
b) La consideracion individualizada: respecto de esta variable, tambien llamada influencia personalizada, se puede senalar que en el contexto de LTF se visualiza en los elementos que presentan un tanto grado de percepcion sobre la capacidad de la persona colaboradora o docente lider para prestar atencion personalizada a los individuos de la organizacion.
In the present study, we used a neonatal mouse model of DES exposure to examine the changes of DNA methylation patterns in the altered androgen-dependent gene Svs4 and in the estrogen-dependent gene Ltf, as well as the correlation of their methylation status with gene expression.
In a nation where protest groups are forever hungering for mischief ( the film has already drawn wrath in Tamil Nadu over the Anna/ LTF portrayal), one understands we are still some way off from making direct references as, say, Body Of Lies or Green Zone ( you do spot stylistic influences of both these films though Madras Cafe tells an original story).
"[Alcohol] banned during night prayers, but allowed during morning prayers," a Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) deputy said about the proposition.The head of the Planning and Budget Commission, Ltf Elvan of the AKP, said that such restrictions were in place in many Western countries.
As part of its commitment to the Iraq market, regional distributor Logicom Public recently held its Logicom Technology Forum (LTF) event, an initiative aimed at helping partners to grow their business with the company in that country.