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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 quality factor control of the designed filter is possible by changing the value of the current gain [B.sub.Q] of the DACA element.
As it is clear from this figure, all these catch can separators have similar quality factor and their main difference occurs at 50 1pm which indicates CC1 with higher quality factor in comparison with other two separators.
Average PSNR (dB) corresponding to different payloads using different quality factors QF Methods Payload (Bits) 1000 5000 10000 15000 18000 20000 24000 30000 50 [18] 54.4 45.8 41.5 38.7 37.6 - - - Proposed 54.4 45.8 41.5 38.7 37.6 - - - 70 [18] 58.2 49.4 45.0 42.0 40.4 39.4 38.1 - Proposed 58.2 49.4 45.0 42.0 40.4 39.4 38.1 - 90 [18] 64.5 56.2 51.8 48.7 47.2 46.3 44.5 42.2 Proposed 64.5 56.2 51.8 48.7 47.2 46.3 44.5 42.2 QF Payload (Bits) 36000 50 - - 70 - - 90 40.6 40.6
In contrast, a study conducted by Waxman (2006) in Caffe shops not only stressed the importance of staff's attitude but also revealed a rich set of social quality factors associated with staff, including warmth, a sense of belonging, familiarity, respect, trust, and support.
Starting with the equivalent circuit model of the transistor-embedded SRR, the analysis from Section 2 can be employed to determine the exact mathematical relationship between the circuit parameters and the quality factor. Eq.
Keywords: Hollow, linear, nut-type, ultrasonic motor; energy efficiency; mechanical quality factor.
During the experiment an original DI was exposed to cloning and then was saved in JPEG format with quality factors QF [member of] {25,35,45,55,65,75,85,95}.
[H.sub.3]: There is a significant relationship between active planning of municipality employee, as a service quality factor, and customer satisfaction.
Once the incidents had been matched with quality factors, an attempt was made to classify them according to the four service quality factor categories (Table 4) as Lockwood (1994) advised:
Quality factor of siliceous components as component in composite binders was determined by the method of defining activity of fine-grained concrete (FGC), prepared on different sands, and its comparison with the activity of control FGC prepared using sand of Volsky deposit.
Here, the quality of these signals is characterized by the well-established eye diagram, the quality factor and the probability of error (BER).
FDA also is publishing a final guidance document explaining how certain "eligible" infant formula manufacturers can demonstrate that their products meet the quality factor requirements of the final rule.

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