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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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Mandatory Performance Framework (MPF) Section 1.4 requires valuation professionals to provide in the work file sufficient documentation to support a conclusion of value such that an "experienced professional" not involved in the valuation engagement could review and understand the significant inputs, analyses, and outputs and how they support the final conclusion of value.
To help beneficiaries use the MPF directly to make choices, we designed two potential enhancements.
Similar to the 401(k) plans in the United States, the MPF system is a defined contribution plan managed by the private sector.
Then it might be suggested that the reason for lower RMS and higher MPF of weaker diabetic muscle in comparison to healthy muscle was low ability of motor units to produce synchronization around 100% MVC.
Hence, the percentage of RBs available for reuse by the MPF scheduler is given by,
Each line transect was 1-4 km long and each was surveyed between one and 10 times during the dry season of 2009/2010 (PPWS: 33 transects with a total of 155 km, and MPF outer core: 38 transects with a total of 273 km) and the dry season of 2010/2011 (PPWS: 34 transects with a total of 467 km, and MPF inner core: 38 transects with a total of 415 km).
The MPF consolidated filling systems are compactly designed, are quick to clean and and ready to fill a different product with no or few change parts.
MPF has succeeded in expanding the market of Fuji products which already have a 75% share of photographic film market in Indonesia.
MPF offers integrated contract packing, distribution and recruitment services, with a high-profile customer base that embraces several of the UK's leading retailers and FMCG brands such as Britvic and Cadbury's.
The incorporation of new technology into MPF fillers allows for faster changeover, tighter accuracies, and increased cleanliness of fill, which results in less down time.
A perpendicular electrode orientation records the electrical activity of separate muscle fibers and therefore, can affect the absolute EMG amplitude and mean power frequency (MPF) values during a muscle action (2,18,20).
"A High Powered Committee under the Chairpersonship of Additional Secretary (CS) in the Ministry of Home Affairs has been constituted to approve the MPF annual action plans and monitor the progress of the implementation of the approved action plans.