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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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Therefore, we designed a new fluid drive unit to assess the matching relationship of asphalt particle sizes with pore sizes by measuring the on-way resistance coefficient, residual resistance factor, and relative change of permeability in man-made cores after injecting asphalt [15].
(44.) Rosa N, Lanza M, De Bernardo M, Signoriello G, Chiodini P Relationship Between Corneal Hysteresis and Corneal Resistance Factor with Other Ocular Parameters.
NOMENCLATURE a, b, c = constants in regressed fan head curve under design speed D = damper control signal E = flow unbalance at the node, [m.sup.3]/s (cfm) f = damper resistance factor H = fan static head, Pa (in.
Therefore, this study aimed to achieve the following objectives: to evaluate the susceptibilities of TSSM collected from cucumber cultivation in Jordan to the studied bifenazate and to find the resistance factors to the tested acaricide, bifenzate among the two spotted spider mite (TSSM) populations.
Malathion has also shown variation in resistance factors (1.07-fold to 19.36-fold) when treated with different populations of B.
Changes in corneal resistance factor PRK Mean [+ or -] SD (Min-Max) Preoperative 10.8 [+ or -] 1.1 8.0-13.0 CRF, mmHg Postoperative 7.4 [+ or -] 1.5 4.4-10.5 6 month CRF, mmHg Change 2.7 [+ or -] 1.1 -0.8-4.9 Change p (b) 0.000 SMILE Mean [+ or -] SD (Min-Max) p (a) Preoperative 11.1 [+ or -] 1.5 7.7-14.9 0.08 CRF, mmHg Postoperative 7.9 [+ or -] 1.6 5.2-11.5 0.103 6 month CRF, mmHg Change 3.3 [+ or -] 1.1 0.3-6.1 0.048 Change p (b) 0.000 CRF: Corneal resistance factor, PRK: Photorefractive keratectomy, SMILE: Small incision lenticule extraction, SD: Standard deviation, Min: Minimum, Max: Maximum p (a) Mann-Whitney U test p (b) Wilcoxon test Table 4.
The resulting document utilized load and resistance factor design and incorporated elements of working stress and load factor design.
He covers general topics, geotechnical topics, foundations, retaining structures--lateral loads, geotechnical load and resistance factor design, and summing up.
RF = Resistance factor (RF) was calculated for each generation as LC50 of test generation divided by LC50 of susceptible generation
Another resistance factor for the market this week was the large primal offer.
Also, new information is provided on the most current load and resistance factor design methods for bridges, the latest design techniques and materials improvements for pipes, developments in requirements for sound barriers and lighting, and improvements in safety systems.
A confirmatory factor analysis evaluation of the coronary heart disease risk factors of metabolic syndrome with emphasis on the insulin resistance factor. Diabetes Obes Metab 2003; 5 : 388-96.