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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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The dependency between the improvement of the convergence speed measured as a percent and the correction factor is presented in Fig.
We then multiplied the mean number of deaths reported to SIM in the period 2011-2013 by the correction factor [CF.
An experimentally determined persistence-rate correction factor for scat-based abundance indices.
To date, no ultrasonic meter correction factor has been published.
Figures 1 through 4 use parity plots to compare the prediction accuracy for capacity and power consumption of using a generalized model for each family against the accuracy of using the default correction factor coefficients.
The diaphragm-scatter correction factor corrects for the effects of photons scattered from the diaphragm surfaces and transmitted through the defining edge of the diaphragm (and of fluorescence photons emerging from the diaphragm) due to the divergence of the x-ray beam entering the diaphragm.
To avoid the over-diagnosis of particularly restrictive impairment, and to avoid over-investigation of healthy individuals, it is therefore suggested that the correction factor of 0.
Then, each anchor node calculates its own correction factor through the following formula and sends to the other nodes in the network.
Correction factors were established through a statistical comparison of experimental results to CFD predictions.
This correction factor only depends on the geometry of the specimen.
For k [less than or equal to] 3, all weighted correction factors are 1.
The remaining length correction factors that we used were a Shortbelly Rockfish correction factor for all rockfish species, and species-specific correction factors for Shiner Perch and Pacific Staghorn Sculpin.