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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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Prevalence of blood groups and Rh factor in Bannu region NWFP (Pakistan).
The aim of present study was to record the frequency distribution of ABO blood groups and Rh factor in this area and the data gathered may have important use in future health planning and disease prevention programs in this region especially related to transfusion services.
Table 1 shows a comparison of ABO blood groups and Rh factor between patients with BD and the control group.
After the amendments are made, driving licence will include more information of the driver such as blood group and Rh factor.
Rh factor is an inherited trait that refers to a specific protein (antigen in this case) on the surface of red blood cells.
Cavanaugh emphasized the presence of "the RH factor. He can run and hit."
Blood is tested for ABO group (blood type) and Rh factor (positive or negative).
Trumpeter Roy Hargrove continues to demonstrate his talent and versatility by releasing simultaneously two new recordings, Distractions with the RH Factor and Nothing Serious with the Roy Hargrove Quintet, both on Verve Music.
About eighty-five percent of the human population has the Rh factor in their blood.
Chapters on screening for conditions (e.g., pregnancy) discuss home screening tests as well as those used in clinics or hospitals, and explain what the test is trying to discern and why (e.g., Rh factor).
The Rh factor is a red cell surface antigen so named following research involving rhesus monkeys.
My hearing's toast, a combination of RH factor and scarlet fever as an infant, along with guns, chainsaws, and other power toys later in life.