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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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Ranjeet Chavan, CEO of SPF Realty, said: "We are very excited to formally be a part of the world-renowned Sotheby's brand as we move to upgrade and expand our Dubai realty experience of over 35 years to reach new markets and new segments.
A sunscreen with an SPF 15 blocks about 94 percent of the sun's harmful rays.
Studies have seen no improvement beyond SPF 50,' she said.
Dr Batra explained that due to this common misconception that using higher SPF sunscreen will offer more protection, may people often spend more time in the sun under the belief their skin is protected.
Although they didn't meet their SPF claims, CR said that three sunscreens still had an SPF higher than 30 and were "worth considering.
SPF Precut Lumber will also be exhibiting at the Dubai Wood Show from April 14-16, 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, with the largest exhibition space out of all Canadian participants.
The skin patches were examined the next day for redness and the measured SPF was used to calculate the UVB scores.
On the other hand, the UM survey points to a higher level of inflation but notice that in the last four years this measure is almost always higher than the SPF measures.
Take-home point 1: The SPF of tested SA sunscreens is reliable--so use them.
When the new regulations finally go into effect, only sunscreen lotions (and other cosmetics and moisturizers that contain sunscreen) that say "Broad Spectrum SPF 15" or more can make the claim that they protect against skin cancer or early aging.
The goal of these courses was to evaluate their capacity to support the senior trainers in their daily continuous training among the existing nine SPF units.
All sunscreens are fragrance-free, while the Sunless Tanner is enhanced with a natural citrus scent and Sportblock and Kid'sblock are now offered in higher SPF 50 formulations.