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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Their spread may be a major controlling factor in petroleum distribution in Abu Dhabi.
Information is the controlling factor of the body's energy fields, and therefore is the most important component for health.
Topography is a dominant controlling factor in virtually all physical processes that occur on Earth's land surface,' he said.
The controlling factor is the wording of the aircraft's Approved Flight Manual Supplement (AFMS) for the receiver.