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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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SCF has grown from a single dental clinic to an internationally recognized, award-winning health care organization employing over 1,800 people and managing more than 80 health care programs and services to serve 65,000 Alaska Native and American Indian people in Anchorage, Mat-Su Borough and 55 rural villages in the Anchorage Service Unit.
We calculate individual-level versions of the household-level measures of assets, liabilities, and income in the SCF to facilitate comparisons between individuals in different types of living arrangements.
Douglas said the SCF has made some significant strides since its five-year plan was launched this past spring.
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Now for large corporations, SCF is used as a liquidity management tool to generate yield from extra cash on the balance sheet," says Shawn Taoufiki, director at REL Consulting.
95 lists several specific objectives that an SCF (along with related disclosures and information in other financial statements) should satisfy if it's to be as beneficial as possible.
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The PrimeRevenue SCF Platform[TM], now in its fourth major release, delivers "a robust trade financing environment," the Atlanta-based company said in an announcement.
Further, SCF exists in cells of the pigmented parts so that the development of melanocyte is locally enhanced, making the skin flecks sharply visible.
The SCF is the most comprehensive household financial survey that will be included in the LWS, both in terms of data content and population coverage, and has served as a model for many of the European surveys that will also be a part of the LWS database.
Yet there have been an increasing number of hints that SCF influences a wider range of tissues.