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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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As further applications of our methods in Section 3 we prove a limitation theorem and two Tauberian theorems for factorable matrices.
The following lemma gives an easy example of p-th power factorable operators.
Then A is factorable if and only if its inverse is bidiagonal.
In order to assess the performance of the APBBi (i = 1,2,3,4) methods for solving the NMF problem we tested them on four types of randomly generated NMF problems: small and medium size, large size, exactly factorable, and difficult.
7 Although these conditions are sufficient to permit aggregation, they are not sufficient to allow the behavior of the resulting aggregates to be analyzed with microeconomic theory because the first condition - that a factorable subfunction exists - does not restrict the agent's decision to be a rational, optimizing microeconomic decision.
Once the matrix was deemed factorable, the eigenvalues, percentage of explained variance for each factor, scree plot graphics and the parallel analysis were then examined to determine the quantity of factors to be extracted.
This condition rules out the consideration of factorable matrices that are not weighted mean matrices.
A lower triangular matrix A is called factorable if its entries can be written in the form [a.
Anything that is trade-related is by nature factorable," said Ahmed Shaheen, general manager for Egypt Factors.
KOLEV, Use of interval slopes for the irrational part of factorable functions, Reliab.
For a memory function that is separable and factorable, the constitutive equation is