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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.

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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.

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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 bit rates, symbol rates, and spreading factors for WCDMA dedicated transport channels Spreading factor (SF) Symbol rate bit rate kbit/s (thousand symbols per second) 512 (downlink only) 7.5 15 256 15 30 128 30 60 64 60 120 32 120 240 16 240 480 8 480 960 4 960 1920 Table 2.
The HS-SCCH has a fixed rate of 60 kbps since the OVSF spreading factor of HS-SCCH is fixed to 128 and is used to carry downlink signaling related to HS-downlink shared channel (HS-DSCH).
If the vector product of an odd number of at least three spreading codes at the same spreading factor results in a code of all ones (i.e., predicting [C.sub.n](0) where [2.sup.n] is the spreading factor and [C.sub.n](0) is code number zero with that spreading factor), then, for that permutation, no discrete code spur will be produced.
In IS-95 BTS, Walsh codes were fixed at 64 chips in length; in W-CDMA, the length of the codes, also known as the spreading factor (SF), is variable.
Since the DS signal power is distributed over this extended range, the amount of power transmitted within the information bandwidth of the signal (i.e., its bandwidth before it was spread) is reduced by the spreading factor. In the August 1995 "EW 101," there is a formula for the amount of noise power (kTB) in any given receiver bandwidth.
Headteacher Raphael Wanyonyi welcomed the initiative saying it will be of assistance to pupils since most of them rarely deworm despite being exposed to spreading factors.
We first formulate an optimization problem to maximize the sum EE of the FBS network by determining the transmit power spreading factors for each and every FBS.