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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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In conjunction, the new cobas Factor II and Factor V Test further complements the recent CE approval of the cobas t 511 and cobas t 711 coagulation analyzers for the central lab, making the company a key partner for laboratories performing coagulation and thrombophilia testing.
Nielsen et al., "Dwarfism and impaired gut development in insulin-like growth factor II mRNA-binding protein 1-deficient mice," Molecular and Cellular Biology, vol.
Factor II G20210A and factor V G1691A gene mutations and peripheral arterial occlusive disease.
Palummo et al., "Insulin and insulin-like growth factor II differentially regulate endocytic sorting and stability of insulin receptor isoform A," The Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
Factor I (items 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8) accounted for 33.32% of the variance, and Factor II (items 3, 6, 7 and 9) accounted for 25.43%.
Los tres factores incluidos dentro de la estructura del instrumento fueron titulados: Factor I) Interacciones con el asesor para apoyar el aprendizaje; Factor II) Interaccion con materiales educativos del contexto virtual; y Factor III) Interaccion dialogica con companeros.
Considering that from item 9 onward, there are four alternatives and from item 12 onward it is necessary to use three rotations, we observe that the cognitive demand for the items of Factor II is greater and may involve skills not required for the items of Factor I.
Robertson, "A growth-deficiency phenotype in heterozygous mice carrying an insulinlike growth factor II gene disrupted by targeting," Nature, vol.
Rock Jr., "Venous thrombosis with both heterozygous factor V Leiden, (R507Q) and factor II, (G20210A) mutations," Clinical Laboratory Science, vol.
They also noted that PTT can decrease in the presence of pollutants, whereas the levels of Factor II, Factor X, and IL-6 can increase.