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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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Time plots of the magnitude of the end-reflected E-field and the end-incident charge on a 599-segment dipole as a function of time to exhibit their proportionality with an acceleration factor [AF.sub.E] of 53.5.
Caption: Figure 13: Reconstruction results of 30-channel cardiac dataset using GRAPPA, CC-GRAPPA, CC-RP-GRAPPA, CGLS- GRAPPA, CCCGLS-GRAPPA, CC-RP-CGLS-GRAPPA, HGD-GRAPPA, CC-HGD-GRAPPA, and CC-RP-HGD-GRAPPA with acceleration factor ([A.sub.F]) = 8, kernel size 4x5, and 48 ACS lines.
Thus, the top two issues involve a better understanding of the acceleration factors, failure modes and failure mechanisms.
Another acceleration factor came in 1983 when Christopher Lovelock
These results imply that data from 32 original coils has better PI performance at acceleration factor of 2 and 3.
Afterwards, we applied VD, power, and ePRESS samplings, each with the corresponding sampling ratio (reciprocal of acceleration factor) ranging from 0.5 to 0.05 in -0.05 decrements (Table 1).
Abstract: Solder joint acceleration factor models can quickly assess initial interconnect designs before hardware becomes available for testing.
where [A.sub.f] is the acceleration factor, [T.sub.u] is the temperature of the normal environment and [T.sub.t] is the elevated temperature where failures are induced at an accelerated rate.
For compound semiconductors like GaAs and GaN, validating the acceleration factors is essential for product qualification testing to be relevant.
Total Quartz boasts of A.R.T or Age Resistance Technology, which takes protection and performance to the next level by counteracting the three key aging acceleration factors: friction, corrosion, and sludge build-up.
* Up to 64 receive channels for higher coil density in the field of view to achieve higher acceleration factors, higher signal-to-noise ratio and higher spatial resolution, and a better coverage of the body regions of interest.