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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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As further applications of our methods in Section 3 we prove a limitation theorem and two Tauberian theorems for factorable matrices.
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In this paper we determine those H-J matrices which are also factorable.
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7 Although these conditions are sufficient to permit aggregation, they are not sufficient to allow the behavior of the resulting aggregates to be analyzed with microeconomic theory because the first condition - that a factorable subfunction exists - does not restrict the agent's decision to be a rational, optimizing microeconomic decision.
I assume that the probability distributions of the apparatus microstates are similarly factorable:

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