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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.

Factor

A third party that buys a firm's accounts receivable. If a firm is not confident in its ability to collect on its credit sales, it may sell the right to receive payment to the factor at a discount. The factor then assumes the credit risk associated with the accounts receivable. This provides the firm immediate access to working capital, which is important, especially if the firm has a cash flow problem. The price of factoring is determined by the creditworthiness of the firm's customer, not of the firm itself. It is also known as accounts receivable financing.

factor

A firm that purchases accounts receivable from another firm at a discount. The purchasing firm then attempts to collect the receivables.

factor

To sell accounts receivable to another party at a discount from face value. Thus, a firm in need of cash to pay down short-term debt may decide to factor its accounts receivable to another firm.

factor

  1. a firm that purchases TRADE DEBTS from client firms. See FACTORING.
  2. a firm that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. an input (for example raw material, labour, capital) which is used to produce a good or provide a service.

factor

  1. 1a FACTOR INPUT that is used in production (see NATURAL RESOURCES, LABOUR, CAPITAL).
  2. a business that buys in bulk and performs a WHOLESALING function.
  3. a business that buys trade debts from client firms (at some agreed price below the nominal value of the debts) and then arranges to recover them for itself. See FACTOR MARKET, FACTORING.
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Table 1: Etiologic factors for hematospermia [Table omitted]
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There was a trend toward an increased cardiovascular disease risk for the low-birth-weight women, he said in an interview, "We believe this means that low birth weight is likely associated with adult cardiovascular disease, but it is not an etiologic factor in and of itself.
Such studies suggest that exposure to multiple low-level environmental neurotoxicants, perhaps at an early age, may be an etiologic factor in the development of PD.
The primary etiologic factor in cases that have been adequately studied appears to be consumption of hypotonic fluids (water or sports drinks) in excess of insensible (respiratory and gastrointestinal), sweat and renal (urine) fluid losses (1,4,21-23,26-30,33,35,36,39,46,48,53).
These observations have prompted some authors to propose that sexual transmission of some etiologic factor, as yet undefined, is responsible (24).
From these reports it is evident that the organism traverses the gastrointestinal tract, and the investigation of H pylori in these sites will assume increasing importance, since its presence may be an etiologic factor in inflammatory lesions of the gut.
A: Early sexual activity is the most significant etiologic factor in the causation of cervical cancer.
A previous study, supported in part by a National Institute of Health grant and published on December, 18, 2013 in PlosOne by Professor Keith Wilson at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, highlighted eotaxin-1 as an etiologic factor and therapeutic target in Ulcerative Colitis.
5) This has been postulated as an etiologic factor in the development of epidural varices.
Since our patients were put in the supine position; the legs were slightly flexed and externally rotated on the knee roll, this position could be the most plausible etiologic factor in our cases.
HPV is a potential etiologic factor in the oncogenesis of nonmelanoma skin cancer, and HPV DNA has been demonstrated in extragenital squamous cell carcinoma in situ.