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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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"AT1R blockers prevent only the peak concentrations of TGF beta in the brain triggered by angiotensin, which are responsible for the inflammatory reaction.
Employees in the TGF sectors who have worked prior to January 1 this year and remain working for an enterprise will be entitled to 30 days of back pay per year to a maximum of six months.
Sunil Kumar, Expert on Value Education from RK Mission Delhi, appreciated TGF's concept of binding religions by a thread of understanding and said this is the need of the day.
Today's rating downgrade to B1 principally reflects financial deterioration owing to TGF's significant exposure to short-run avoided cost (SRAC) prices for approximately 50% of TGF's revenues.
Toll Global Forwarding (TGF), a logistics services provider, has appointed Bahrain-based shipping and freight forwarding group, Trans Continental Shipping (TCS), as its master franchisee for Bahrain.
Manama: Toll Global Forwarding (TGF), a logistics services provider, has announced the appointment of Bahrain-based Trans Continental Shipping (TCS), a shipping and freight forwarding firm, as its master franchisee for Bahrain.
PAKISTAN Goldwind has completed the installation of 33 GW77/1500 turbines for the Three Gorges First (TGF) wind farm in Pakistan.
SMAD4 downstream signal protein of the TGF superfamily is an essential factor for mediating the TGF-AY superfamily signaling.
It turns out that losartan, and likely other angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), effectively reduce TGF beta signaling and in the mouse model can prevent--and even reverse--aortic root dilation.
Cao's group had previously shown that transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta 1 plays a key role in bone formation after bone resorption.