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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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If there are previously determined etiologic factors (allergen materials, etc.
Falling as a result of walking or running was the most common etiologic factor.
At the present day despite all of the developments it should be remembered that there is no etiologic factor in half of newborns with hyperbilirubinemia which are admitted to hospital.
5) This has been postulated as an etiologic factor in the development of epidural varices.
It is widely assumed that the Human papilloma Virus (HPV) is an etiologic factor of papillomas.
Several studies correlating the breathing mode with the development of specific malocclusions have considered chronic mouth breathing as an etiologic factor in the alteration of facial growth and in Angle Class II, Division 1 malocclusion in individuals with adenoid facies.
Since our patients were put in the supine position; the legs were slightly flexed and externally rotated on the knee roll, this position could be the most plausible etiologic factor in our cases.
These observations have prompted some authors to propose that sexual transmission of some etiologic factor, as yet undefined, is responsible (24).
Results: Antisperm antibodies were found positive in 8 males suggesting that antisperm antibodies are the etiologic factor causing infertility in 6% infertile male subjects.
If this effect of blunted arousals or awakenings by hypnotics is substantiated, this would suggest caution in the use of sleep aids without first considering GERD as an etiologic factor in patients with complaints of disturbed sleep," they added.