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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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Linear regression used for prediction of rolling resistance factor and its coefficient of regression are mentioned in figure 1.
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At the same time, the determination of residual resistance factor and relative change of permeability in Table 4, we can clearly find the change rule with resistance coefficient.
Methomyl showed no variation in resistance factors when assayed with different tested populations of B.
The influence of corneal hysteresis and corneal resistance factor on the measurement of intraocular pressure.
82, respectively), while are under the curve for urethral resistance factor is somewhat higher (0.
The researchers tested 200 film-chemical combinations, including those used in large-scale field trials from the areawide pest management project, and came up with a resistance factor that can be used to determine emission rates for each film and fumigant under a wide range of growing conditions and weather patterns.