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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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Wolf and his associates collected transfer factor from healthyindividuals and injected it into 10 people with AIDS.
Transfer factor for vegetable/soil systemTo analyze the accumulating capability of metals from soil to vegetable, a quantitative assessment of the correlation between the concentration of metal contents in the vegetable and in subsequent soils was done by transfer factor (Cui et al.
One patient had a severe exacerbation of her problem following surgery that quickly resolved with the reinstitution of transfer factor.
The transfer factor from soil to forage was calculated using Microsoft excel by the following formula: and from forage to hairs by following formula: Similarly from forage to feces by the following formula:
The organization of 196 practicing oncologists said there was also not enough scientific evidence to suggest the use of TRANSFER FACTOR (so-called immune boosters), malunggay oil, mangosteen extract pills, guyabano extract pills, resveratol or grape seed extract, and intravenous hydrogen peroxide.
Transfer Factor immune support, 03World(TM) weight management products, Pulse-8 powdered L-arginine formula, TRUessence(TM) Essential Oils and Apothecary, 24Karat Chocolate[R], and an entire catalog of meals, snacks, household cleaners and personal care products.
Transfer factor (TF) was calculated for each metal according to the following formula: TF = Ps / St, Where Ps and St are plant and soil metal content (ug/g dry wt), respectively (Houpert et al.
Transfer Factor immune support; 03World[TM] weight management products; Pulse-8 powdered L-arginine formula; TRUessence[TM] Essential Oils and Apothecary; 24Karat Chocolate[R]; and an entire catalog of meals, snacks, household cleaners, and personal care products.