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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.

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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.

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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 data was normal and factorable. The sample size was greater than 200 and therefore deemed more than adequate (Worthington & Whittaker, 2006).
In Section 2 we consider the relation of summability domains of a factorable matrix and its associated Riesz matrix.
If r is not a factorable function (with respect to the unit circle), that is, if at least one of its zeros or poles lies in T, then the output is [[lambda] [member of] [sigma]([T.sub.{[alpha],b}]) and [lambda] [member of] [sigma]([[??].sub.{[alpha],b}]].
The following lemma gives an easy example of p-th power factorable operators.
More explicitly, if we assume that B([z.sub.1], [z.sub.2]) and A([z.sub.1], [z.sub.2]) are factorable, then these constraints can be expressed as follows:
A simple PID regulator applicable for a class of factorable nonlinear plants, In: Proceedings of the American Control Conference Anchorage, 2354-2359, ISBN 0-7803-7298-0
He went on to point out that Egyptian exports are readily factorable. "Simplistically, anything that can be put in a container and shipped is factorable.
A lower triangular matrix is said to be factorable if each entry [a.sub.nk] can be written in the form [a.sub.n][b.sub.k], where [a.sub.n] depends only on n and [b.sub.k] depends only on k.
Our numerical results show that three of the APBB algorithms, namely, APBB1, APBB2 and APBB3 are faster than the Lin algorithm, in particular, for large-scale, difficult, and exactly factorable problems in terms of CPU time used.
The data were factorable as evidenced by the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin measure of sampling adequacy, which was r = .82.
At that time, Karlheinz even suggested that I could also use frequency ratios factorable by seven.