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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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Anatomical, pathological and local factors may have contributed to this metastasis or it may have been coincidental.
Hypothesis 3a: Local factors will exert more influence on the prices of shares with associated ADRs during a period of exchange controls compared to the period before controls were established.
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In addition to learning more about their own population, surveys in other cities would help officials assess the extent to which health patterns are similar or vary according to local factors," study authors wrote.
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Job growth varies from one region to another, depending on local factors and trends.
Specific topics include Bessel functions, asymptotics for sums of twisted L functions and applications, non-tempered Arthur packets of G2, construction of CAP representations for symplectic groups using the descent methods, the first occurrence in the local theta correspondence, local factors of representations of classical groups, and a treatment of stability for elliptical representations in the case of unitary groups (the last paper is in French).
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20) is any attention to how local factors may have shaped missionary goals and theory.