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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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These two measures also attested to the factorability of the data for factor analysis.
To determine the factorability of the inter-item correlation matrix, Bartlett's (1954) test of sphericity and the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) measure of sampling adequacy (Kaiser, 1974) were calculated.
The correlation matrix, the matrix determinant and the results of the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) sampling adequacy test were analyzed regarding factorability.
The Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) measure for sampling adequacy and Bartlett's test of sphericity were utilized to test the factorability of intercorrelation matrices for these three constructs.
60 (Kaiser 1970, 1974) and the Barlett's Test of Sphericity (Barlett 1954) reached statistical significance, supporting the factorability of the correlation matrix.
The first test of the correlation matrix conducted in the current study was the factorability of R, which is a test of the intercorrelations among the variables.
During the steady shear rate tests, the sample slowly evolved to a final mesoscale oriented structure with normalized steady shear viscosity independent of the shear rates and accurately predicted by Wagner equation model, which means that the factorability of strain and time in the model is acceptable in this condition.
Smith (2003, 2005) administered the McVay Online Readiness Survey (2000, 2001) to 314 Australian university students and utilized a factor analysis to identify two primary factors for assessing the reliability and factorability of the instrument.
Principle components analyses (PCA) with varimax rotation were performed separately on the scales assessing psychological constructs, namely the Sexual Self-Efficacy Scale (SSE) and the Sexual Resourcefulness Scale (SRS), to assess the factorability of the scales.