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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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Active axonal retrograde transport and anterograde transport between synapse and soma have been proposed as attractive candidate mechanisms for intracellular communication in LTF and have been indirectly implicated in a variety of experiments (Bacskai et al., 1993; Clark and Kandel, 1993; Martin et al., 1997b; Giustetto et al., 2003; Ormond et al., 2004; Thompson et al., 2004).
In the present study, pathological deviation of the subjective visual vertical (SVV) was present in 67% of PD patients with lateral trunk flexion (LTF).
It was well known that CIH could induce the LTF of not only ventilation but also respiratory muscle activity [13, 14].
We measured mRNA levels Svs4, Ltf, Pgr (progesterone receptor), Stat3, Stat5a, DNMT1, DNMT3A, DNMT3B, MeCP2, MBD2, MBD3, HDAC1, and HDAC2 using SYBR green assays (Applied Biosystems, Foster City, CA).
La LTF se encuentra en diversas secreciones mucosas como la leche, las lagrimas y la saliva (2).
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A unique, low temperature fluid (LTF) has been developed and put into commercial use in applications of thermallystratified sensible heat Thermal Energy Storage (TES).
The latter units joined together to create a logistics task force (LTF) responsible for providing support to the 3d Brigade Combat Team's tactical operations.
The LTF line includes newly developed flexographic print units for drying high volumes of water based inks with a limited energy consumption.
The LTF series is equipped with a flush diaphragm and suitable for viscous fluids and media which would clog a standard process connection.