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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

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 developed conceptual model was drawn in SmartPLS software [20] for simulation work in assessing the effect of manifest variables (inhibiting factors) on construction cost performance.
When the inhibiting factors are displayed in line with their priority, it is quite obvious that the respondents fall into different groups and, thus, a typology with five different types--deviant, moral centred, self-centred, social-centred and altruistic--was defined, using a clustering procedure (firstly a hierarquical algorithm and then a k-means algorithm).
All interviews followed the same structure and format (as pre-specified by the case protocol), commencing with an open discussion on perceived motivating and inhibiting factors of BPM implementation in the business as a whole or in a specific functional initiative.
The 2004 Fannie Mae report also noted other inhibiting factors, such as: lack of standardization and mortgage specialization in the primary market; investors in Turkey are not accustomed to investing in fixed-rate, prepaying amortizing assets; and lenders limit originations to upper- and upper-middle-class buyers.
</pre> <p>It was again interesting to compare the range and rankings of the inhibiting factors emerging from the responses of contemporary Victorian mathematics teachers in the present study with those presented to Victorian teachers by Zammit (1992) over 10 years ago (see Table 1).
At 10 weeks, in the absence of threshold levels of androgen and Mullerian inhibiting factors, the Mullerian ducts develop, the Wolffian ducts regress, and differentiation of the female external genitalia begins.
The author argues that the more vital inhibiting factors leading to the disadvantaged position of women are their ignorance, powerlessness and vulnerability.
The Congressional office of Technology concluded that the cost of capital and the quality of human resources, including education and training, are inhibiting factors, but not litigation.
Thoroughly training individuals on the new job processes is one step that can be taken to combat the inhibiting factors that arise during the implementation of a technological advancement (Goldstein, 1989).
Enhancing and Inhibiting Factors for School Programs
Sheltered workshops also identified large caseloads and time pressures as inhibiting factors for family contact.
The book's most valuable contribution lies, I think, in its recurrent exposure of psychological processes preventing worker class consciousness and collective action, inhibiting factors which Marx was inclined to overlook in his overriding commitment to social revolution (e.g.