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Factor

A financial institution that buys a firm's accounts receivable and collects the accounts.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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The obtained values of the quality factor from measurements are: 0.69, 0.9, 1.14, and 1.85.
To provide a comparison of all filters and separators tested, Figure 16 shows quality factor at 150 1pm.
Ha and Jang (2010) have primarily treated the quality of the service encounter as a multidimensional construct that is most often the result of guests' subjective evaluation of several quality factors, such as the process of welcoming guests, acceptance of orders, guest attendance, and so forth.
Once the quality factor and resonant frequency of the effective circuit have been calculated, the effective permeability can then be determined [28] using Eq.
[H.sub.4]: There is a significant relationship between the knowledge level of municipality employee, as a service quality factor, and customer satisfaction.
Korea Arabia PR China Thailand Japan 10 5 4 2 2 Time in Centre 1 year 6-11 5 months or more months or less 4 3 16 Table 2 Summary of Positive and Negative Incidents Quality Factor Positive Negative Access 2 1 Attentiveness/helpfulness 4 2 Availability 0 2 Care 2 0 Commitment 4 0 Communication 5 4 Courtesy 1 4 Flexibility 6 2 Friendliness 4 0 Functionality 0 4 Placement/promotion procedures * 2 4 Reliability 0 2 Responsiveness 1 3 Security 2 0 Service milieu * 4 0 Socializing * 5 0 Teaching/learning experience * 4 12 Total 46 40 * = Additional quality factor Table 3 Quality Factors: Illustrative Positive and Negative Incidents Category Incident Access (+) Student enjoyed using the free bus service.
Mineral component quality factor was calculated as the ratio of activity of FGC-50 prepared using studied sand to the activity of FGC-50 prepared using sand of Volsky deposit, MPa [5].
Therefore, it is mandatory to analyze the influence of the passive components on the signal by using the eye diagram, the quality factor and the probability of error (BER).
On the other hand, the quality factor Q quantifies the attenuation as the percentage of energy lost in a cycle at a certain frequency (Kjartansson, 1979), and methods to apply inverse Q filtering have been developed and applied to seismic data (Margrave, 1998; Wang, 2002), and their performances compared (Montana and Margrave, 2005).
In this paper, we introduce the effect of curvature of a conformed circular microstrip printed antenna on the effective dielectric constant, resonance frequency, input impedance, voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR), return loss ([S.sub.11]), quality factor, and bandwidth of such antenna.
The design of a SIW resonant cavity relies on the accurate determination of both the resonant frequency [f.sub.r] and the quality factor Q of its dominant mode [8].
The design of a resonant cavity based device relies on the accurate determination of the resonance frequency and the quality factor of the resonator.

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