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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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The observed enhancement in intensity of the broad band at 370-550 nm by introducing impurities into the host of LiF (Figure 6) might be due to overlapping of the energy levels (color centers) of oxygen defects with those created by these impurities inside the band gap of LiF.
Previous studies have shown that Nanog downregulates transiently in mESC cultured in homogeneous conditions in the presence of LIF [8-10].
In order to quantitatively evaluate the segmentation performance of our model and the LIF model in these three experiments, we utilize the Jaccard similarity (JS) [16] for comparison.
Se ha determinado la presencia de LIF en todas las especies de mamiferos estudiados y posee actividades difusas sobre diversos linajes celulares tales como megacariocitos, macrofagos, adipocitos, hepatocitos, osteoblastos, mioblastos, celulas epiteliales renales y de mama, sobre diversos tejidos del tracto reproductivo femenino, asi mismo, en tejidos neoplasicos.
To analyze levels of LIF and LIFR mRNAs in endometrial and chorioallantoic tissues, real-time reverse transcription (RT)-PCR was performed using the SYBR Green method with the Applied Biosystems StepOnePlus System (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA, USA).
Nonetheless, the LIF must be inclusive of all relevant parties when engaging in a learning improvement project, even if some people will not be involved for a sustained period of time (e.g., GTAs who will graduate).
Recombinant human LIF was injected intravitreally as described previously.[25] Intravitreal injections were initiated 8 weeks after the diabetic model was successfully established.
However, the precise mechanisms of LIF for the enhancement of transplantation efficiency remain unknown.
One example of how the LIF has assisted a Gwynedd business is Dolgellau based Gwin Dylanwad Wine.
Potential licensees in the tool accessories industry are currently being targeted as candidates to eventually commercialize the Lif Tray on a worldwide basis.
Ovarian steroids are reported to play important role in regulating LIF, LIFR, and gp130 expressions in the uterus throughout the implantation window period.
AGI and LIF intend the action plan to be a catalyst for an ongoing effort to mobilize new knowledge and resources.