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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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To assess the accuracy of the approximations, we calculate the deviation of an approximation from the actual magnification factor as a percentage of the actual magnification factor.
The two multiplicative terms which determine the magnification factor are presented in Table 2 (columns 5 and 6) to highlight the relative importance of the cost share of primary inputs (the initial importance of intermediate inputs) and the primary input growth factor relative to the growth factor for all inputs (the change in the importance of primary inputs in real terms).
The relationship between the share of primary inputs in total input costs and the magnification factor (the first factor) is intuitive.
inc] is the magnification factor for the beam entering the sample aperture with a cuvette in front of it, and [M'.
As discussed previously, to a good approximation the magnification factor is not changed appreciably when a cuvette is placed in front of the IS entrance aperture.
In other words, because the magnification factor is 2, the visualized abnormality on the enlarged image is 10 mm, compared to its original size of only 5 mm.
The resulting net value added TFP growth will be equal to a magnification factor times the corresponding traditional value added TFP growth and the magnification factor will be approximately equal to the reciprocal of the share of labour and waiting services in traditional labour and capital services (which include depreciation in the user costs of capital).
G] is approximately equal to a weighted average of the Laspeyres and Paasche magnification factors, [gamma] and [[gamma].
Some cameras reach staggering magnification factors perfect for bringing the unreachable closer without digital enhancement," says Jessops's Ian Savage.
In addition to autofocus, the Varioscope AF 3 offers automatic parallax control and extensive zoom ranges, allowing infinite variable selection of magnification factors between 3.
By offering two different magnification factors, UMAX is able to provide a cost-effective method for increasing optical resolution simply, easily and accurately.