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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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New formwork examples include the use of allowable stress design, as well as load and resistance factor design.
Traditional FLT3 inhibitors are unable to kill FLT3 mutated cells when grown on stromal cells of the microenvironment, and this is believed to be an important resistance factor for other FLT3 antagonists.
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Load and resistance factor design methodology developed by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials plays a key role in a proposed ASTM standard on the design of culverts and storm drains.
This allows for improved U-factors and improved Condensation Resistance Factor (CRF) numbers versus aluminum-based systems.
The resistance factor was provided by the coming holidays in Russia, during which the important events are to occur, the key one would be announcement of U.
In sections on administrative issues, strengthening and repair work, and repair and retrofit methods, he discusses such topics as diagnostic design and selective reconstruction, load and resistance factor rating and redesign, bridge widening and deck replacement strategy, conventional and concrete repair methods, and protecting bridges against extreme events.