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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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Another recent study on the effects of exhaust gas recirculation of a fuel for a advanced combustion engine (FACE-C) has found that the laminar burning velocity decreases quasilinearly as the levels of EGR increases [18] but does not specify a correction factor.
Appendix 1.--This supporting information describes the methods and results for developing correction factors for elk diets in Missouri.
[C.sub.3] - correction factor for strength ratio [-]
According to Technical Guidelines for Preparation of Air Pollutants Emission Inventory of Road Vehicles [15], based on influencing factors such as temperature, humidity, sulfur content, and altitude, the correction factors with similar environmental conditions were integrated based on actual situations, and the environmental parameter correction factors in high state and low state are listed in Table 3.
The diagonal update matrix M = diag([a.sub.1], [a.sub.2], [a.sub.3]) was set such that [a.sub.1] = [a.sub.2] = [a.sub.3] [greater than or equal to] 0, and the parameter [a.sub.1] = [a.sub.2] = [a.sub.3] is again referred to as the correction factor as in the previous two applications.
The correction factor was assessed as sufficient or insufficient after taking into account the population of the municipality and the probability of occurring at least one infant death in the triennium 2011-2013 in municipalities with small population counties.
Caption: FIGURE 5:12 function curves fitted from 12 geometric correction factor groups.
We divided the number of scats detected on each road type and in each position during a survey, by the persistence-rate correction factor (transect and survey specific); within a survey, these values were then summed to obtain the corrected survey-specific number of scats per species.
There is as yet no published USM wet gas correction factor.
They are aimed at a wide range of applications including liquid metal, steel and glass production, and furnaces.The Route Manager enables users to identify each location with a description, an emissivity value, a window correction factor (if applicable), and a unique identifier.