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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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For the statistical analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed using Design-ExpertA(r) 7 software to analyze the significance of the factors and to formulate a factorial model to describe the effects of the factors on the S/N ratio.
Two level factorial experimental design is a methodology for systematic application of statistics to experimentation and quite economical techniques.
Por lo tanto, los analisis de poder discriminativo, de homogeneidad y factorial se llevaron a cabo por medio de procedimientos no parametricos.
El pH no se ve afectado durante el filtrado de las aguas contaminadas, sin embargo, los parametros SS y AyG si son afectados por la cantidad de petroleo en el agua y por el volumen del medio filtrante que se usa para su tratamiento, esto segun los analisis estadisticos ANOVA factorial y Contraste Multiple de Rangos.
El analisis factorial exploratorio de los items: algunas consideraciones adicionales.
Using the factorial approach following results were tabulated after experimentation were shown in Table 4.
Finally, of 15 items created for assessment of factors for the practical teaching style, items 23, 34, 36, 58, and 59 had great factorial load for the systematic teaching style and item 53 loaded in the dynamic style and analytical style, but items 14, 17, 20, 45, 55, and 56 had great factorial load for dynamic style.
Thus, the experiment features a split double factorial with additional treatment in the plot (3x3+1) x 4, under 3 replications.
El analisis factorial confirmatorio se ha convertido en una de las tecnicas estadisticas mas utilizadas a nivel mundial, desde sus primeros exponentes (vease Joreskog, 1969 y 1971) que presentan el planteamiento teorico-matematico de estos modelos hasta recientes aplicaciones para la evaluacion psicometrica de instrumentos, la validacion de constructos, la estimacion de efectos de posible causalidad, entre otros usos que se le pueden dar a estos modelos.