controlling factor

controlling factor

any factor which has an increasing effect as the population density increases. See DENSITY-DEPENDENT FACTORS.
References in classic literature ?
The controlling factor was that they could not stay where they were--they had to go somewhere.
The comparison of local sequences with the global sea level charts indicates that the tectonic and climate was the main controlling factor for the variation at 3rd and 4th order of cycles.
It is the investitive or controlling factor that determines and settles the rights of the parties and the questions presented therein.
The budget has such a controlling factor on what a school can and cannot do.
(b) Distinct ultrasonic exposure time periods were selected as the second controlling factor. The exposure time periods were 15 min exposure followed by 30 min rest, 15 min exposure followed by 15 min rest, and continuous exposure for full time.
"Project funding must be released on time, which in the past has been a controlling factor for the success or failure of previous major projects."
Feinberg have determined that "environment of the cell is the controlling factor of cellular response determining health and disease." (2)
The second part, and in my opinion the controlling factor of the problem, is actual usage of the charitable donations.
In the coatings industry, the shear rate has long been associated with various processes and often is thought to be the controlling factor. However, the shear rate is a dependent variable.
The scientists, based at the MRC Molecular Hematology Unit at the University of Oxford, identified a protein called 'fibroblast growth factor' (Fgf) as the controlling factor which determines whether developing heart cells become heart muscle or blood vessels.